This is Mister, a 10-month-old Pit Bull, who is his mom’s baby boy. One night while visiting a friend, Mister unexpectedly ran into the road and was hit by a car. However, when the incident was over, Mister’s seemed fine. So, his mom decided to keep a close watch on him overnight before rushing him to the vet.
Unfortunately, the next day Mister was limping and crying. His mom knew that he was going to need to be seen at the vet.
Mister’s mom does the very best she can to provide for Mister and her family; however, she has a very small income. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance with Mister’s emergency veterinary visit and we were more than happy to help.
At the clinic, Mister received x-rays, which luckily didn't show a break, and was given some pain medicine. Because of his young age, the vet will do a few follow up visits to ensure Mister is healthy and that his accident won't cause any issues as he ages.
Even if you don't think your dog is hurt after being hit by a car, and you don't see any wounds, Fur Kids Foundation wants you to know that it is important to bring your dog to the vet. Many times, injuries are internal and may not be immediately obvious without having a thorough physical examination performed along with X-rays and/or an ultrasound. We encourage you to call your veterinarian's office while you are on the way or have another person let them know you are en-route with a dog that was hit by a car to allow the veterinary team to prepare for your arrival. Depending on the type of trauma your dog has experienced, they may need oxygen therapy, X-rays, an ultrasound, surgery, or simply medication to help prevent infection and ease pain. Some dogs that are hit by cars may not survive due to internal injuries and bleeding, while others will make a full recovery. The prognosis will depend entirely on the type of trauma endured from the car, and your veterinarian is best equipped to help treat that injury.
No matter what is happening with your fur kid, at any stage of life, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to call your veterinarian sooner rather than later.
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.