This cutie is Bella, a 9-year-old Yorkie who lives in her home with her two fur siblings and one foster sister. According to her mom: Bella was playing with Daisy (for this story, she’ll be referred to as The Perpetrator), when the pair got a little out of hand and The Perpetrator trampled Bella. Shortly after the rough housing, Bella was not herself. She would cry out in pain when she walked, and wasn’t using her right front leg at all. (Check out our blog on Dozer for more information on signs of pain.)
Bella’s mom has had Bella since she was 12 weeks old, and she said that she "adores her old lady." She brought Bella to the vet, where she learned that Bella has arthritis, and the rough housing between the two senior pooches was just a little too much for Bella.
Her mom recently changed jobs, and the job she currently has she makes just enough to cover bills, and she didn’t have much saved for unexpected costs, so she reached out to Fur Kids Foundation for help. The vet gave Bella Rimadyl and Dasuquin, and is well on her way to have a re-match with Daisy.
Hint: If you do give your pup Rimadyl, be sure to check out the Rimadyl Rewards Program. For every bottle purchased, you'll get points for a refund. You'll also receive credit on a special Rimadyl card to use for future meds or yearly blood tests. Be sure to talk with your vet about this program.
Please note: Aspirin, a common over-the-counter medicine for pain relief, should not be given to your pet without a vet’s direction. And other pain relievers such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen should never be given. Please consult a vet before you give your pet medication for pain management.
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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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The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!