This is Nala, a 1-year-old domestic short-hair cat. Nala has a canine sister, Peppers, who became ill over one weekend and needed to see an emergency vet, which drained her parent's savings account. Not to be outdone, Nala stopped eating and could not go to the bathroom.
Nala's parents are on a limited income and make it a point to save funds for these types of emergencies. They drained this fund with the emergency visit for their pup, and knew they had to get Nala into the vet, so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation.
At the clinic, the vet found that Nala was constipated and had infected anal glands that needed addressed. Nala received an enema, which is not fun for the vet or the cat (if you can imagine) and was put on medicine for her anal glands.
Constipation is a common digestive issue for our feline fur kids. It can be caused by dehydration, pain, muscle movement issues in the colon, a condition when cats "hold it" for too long, or by chronic constipation. Some solutions that your vet may encourage you to do for your cat include: increasing your pet's water intake with canned food, getting more exercise (play time) or getting your cat to lose some pounds.
Since her emergency vet visit, Nala has made a full recovery and her parents are working on building back their animal care savings.
For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to make an appointment with your veterinarian.
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.