Coco is a 9-year-old Chihuahua who has had seizures her whole life, but at the beginning of June she started having more frequent, longer and scarier seizures.
Her owner has had Coco since she was 6 weeks old, and they are each other's best friends and never far from one another. She knew she had to get Coco seen, but she is on a fixed income and knew she wouldn’t be able to cover the costs of the visit, so she reached out to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
Coco stayed at the vet clinic for a few days. She will have to have further tests done, and will need medication for the rest of her life, but her mom has told us that she's already feeling better.
Seizures can be a scary thing to watch your pet go through. Like humans, dogs experiencing seizures might foam at the mouth or drool, they may twitch or move spastically, they may collapse or lose consciousness, and can even lose bladder control. Seizures happen to be one of the genetic health concerns for Chihuahuas, and some other dog breeds. If you have seen your dog experience the symptoms outlined above, please take them to the vet. With medication, and proper check ups, dogs with seizures can often live long and happy lives. If you want to read more about seizures in dogs, check out our Success Story on Chewy.
If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out 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.
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!