Check out this little lady: Molly, a 4-year-old Corgi/Chihuahua mix. Her parents adopted her six months ago and are head over heels in love with her!
(Seriously, can you blame them?)
Molly was acting sad, not very active, and not wanting to eat. Her mom, who is on a limited income, was very worried. She was even more worried when she noticed a piece of plastic missing from a toy. She was so scared that Molly ate the piece of plastic and had a blockage.
Molly’s mom decided that Molly needed to go to a veterinarian to be seen; but she wasn’t sure how she was going to pay for this emergency veterinary bill. That’s when she applied to Fur Kids Foundation.
Thankfully, Molly did not eat anything she shouldn't have, but she did have soft tissue damage to her back leg. This was causing her to feel crummy and not wanting to eat.
Soft tissue damage can refer to any trauma to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments; and can include injuries like strains, sprains, and muscle damage. As dog owners know, dogs are active and athletic, so this kind of an injury is common. Just as in humans, it can take some time and patience before it heals.
According to Wag, soft tissue trauma signs in dogs can include:
One very important note is that many of the same symptoms as minor fractures, bone degeneration, infections and even cancerous conditions are similar to soft tissue damage. So, making sure to take your dog to a veterinary professional is very important.
Molly was given some pain medication and her leg was wrapped. We’re happy to report that she’s on her way to feeling much better!
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.