This pretty lady is Luna, a 4-year-old Blue Heeler/German Shepherd Mix. Luna and her family moved to Wyoming in the last year and her mom is a single mom doing everything she can to make ends meet. That is when Luna, who was playing a little too rough, severely injured her middle toe.
We'll spare you the details, but when her mom took her to the vet they learned that the best bet for Luna would be amputation of her injured toe. Her mom knew that procedure was going to be way outside of her budget, so she applied with Fur Kids Foundation for help with Luna’s emergency veterinary visit. We’re happy to report that Luna had her toe amputated and has made a full recovery!
Did you know that toe amputation is a fairly common surgical procedure for dogs? A toe, or digit, amputation may have to happen due to trauma (like Luna) or due to other health concerns such as severe infection, cancer or a tumor, or an abnormality that has caused the toe to not be able to heal. Often amputation can stop the spread of a disease, reduce pain, and improve the quality of life for your pet. For many families, amputation of the affected toe can be the simplest, most effective, and most cost-efficient method to help their dog feel better.
Choosing to pursue an amputation is a difficult decision for you and your pet. Should your pet need a toe amputation, Fur Kids Foundation believes that the compassionate veterinary teams in Campbell County, Wyoming will help you decide whether the amputation of a toe is the best treatment option for you and your pet.
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation or sign up to become a volunteer.