This is Patch, a 10-year-old Chihuahua. Patch's mom calls Patch her buddy, and her daughter would be lost without him.
Patch's mom is on a limited income, and recently pipes burst at her apartment, causing her to have to pay for storage for her items while repairs are done. Shortly after this happened, Patch's mom noticed that he had a sore under his tail, and since Patch is not altered she was worried about the health of her fur kid.
She took Patch to the vet where they learned that he had had a ruptured anal gland. According to PetMD, anal gland issues happen when the fluid in their anal sacs aren't emptied–whether that be from your veterinarian or while the animal goes to the bathroom. Once the anal sac becomes full, it can burst, which is painful for your pet and can cause an infection without proper care.
If you see your dog scooting across the room on their bottom, licking or biting their rear end, or straining while trying to go to the bathroom (constipation), they may be suffering from anal sac disease. A simple trip to the veterinarian can help your dog feel better again.
She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance so she could find out what was wrong with her little buddy. Patch is on antibiotics and will need to follow up with the vet over the next few months to make sure the infection goes away and he does not have any fluid build up issues again. His mom is very happy it was an easy fix and her little buddy will be feeling better in no time.
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.