This is Odin, a 5-month-old Cane Corso, Boxer, Pit Bull Mix.
One thing we've learned about puppies is that they will get into everything–Odin is no exception. Odin has a cat sister with a lot of small toys around the house for her to place with. One in particular looked like a great chew toy for Odin–a snowman. Unfortunately, Odin swallowed the toy and it ended up causing a larger problem; an obstruction.
According to the AKC: A bowel obstruction is a complete or partial blockage in the stomach or intestines that prevents solids or liquids from passing through the gastrointestinal tract. This blockage can also decrease blood flow and cause deterioration to portions of the bowels, along with the absorption of toxic contents. If not treated, obstructions can cause death.
Some common symptoms of a bowel obstruction include:
Odin's mom is a single mom on a limited income. Surgery for Odin's bowl obstruction was far outside of her budget. They hoped the toy would pass on its own; unfortunately it did not and that meant little Odin needed to have a surgery that his mom could not afford. Odin's mom applied with Fur Kids Foundation and we were able to help with his emergency surgery costs at the vet.
Odin is home recovering and his mom is going to keep a watchful eye on all of the small toys. While his kitty sister isn't a fan of no longer having toys out, it's for Odin's best interest.
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.
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