This adorable pup is Macaroni, or Mac, an adorable Pit Bull. Mac's mom loves him with all her heart, so she was distraught when Mac didn't want to eat or drink, and began vomiting.
Mac's mom has had a pretty rough start to her year. Shortly after having her baby, she hit a rough patch, and moved home to live with family until she could get back on her feet. Homeless, unable to work due to just having her baby, she couldn't bear the thought of losing her beloved Macaroni.
At the vet it was determined Mac had eaten a foreign object and would need immediate surgery, since the object wasn't working its way out of Mac. Mac's mom applied to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance, and we were more than happy to help Mac's mom.
If your dog enjoys chewing up and eating everything in sight, you may want to understand some common signs or symptoms of a blockage or obstruction of a foreign object. These include:
Please understand that an obstruction is a very serious condition. If it is not quickly treated, it can cause devastating health issues and can often require major surgery to save your dog's life. If you think your dog ingested something they shouldn’t have, or if they are exhibiting the symptoms listed above, call your veterinarian as soon as possible.
And because one stressful surgery wasn't enough, Mac had complications and needed to go in for a second surgery. Luckily, because of Fur Kids Foundation and support from Mac’s mom’s family, Mac was able to receive both surgeries and is recovering. His mom will keep toys out of his reach going forward, and is looking forward to brighter days for her family.
About Fur Kids Foundation
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 via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.