This is Sam, a 15-year-old cat who is his dad's companion and best friend.
Sam's eye suddenly became swollen and red. Sam's dad was hoping that whatever was bothering his best friend's eye would resolve itself, but it didn't. Sam’s dad used all the funds he had to take Sam to the vet. When he learned that Sam would not have a quality of life if he didn't have his eye removed, he was beside himself.
What Sam needed was an enucleation, or the removal of the eye; this is a permanent solution for unresponsive eye conditions. In almost all cases, an enucleation happens because the eye has reached a point where it has no chance of being capable of sight and it is painful, or prevents a condition from spreading. Circumstances that cause an enucleation can include:
While this enucleation was for a cat, it’s worth mentioning that dogs with flattened faces and prominent eyes, often called brachycephalic breeds, tend to be predisposed to eye injuries and often it is these breeds that end up with one eye enucleated.
Sam's dad is on a limited income of disability. His vet recommended that he apply to Fur Kids Foundation. We were more than happy to help with Sam's enucleation surgery.
Sam is scheduled for surgery, and we know he and his dad will have many more good days in the future.
If you notice that your pet’s eye is swollen or red, and is not improving, seeking veterinary attention immediately when a problem is noted is important for your pet’s overall health.
About Fur Kids Foundation
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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.
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