This is Dozer, a 13.5-year-old rescued pit bull. As many of us know, getting older isn’t any fun. And, it’s not a lot of fun for our old pooches either. Dozer had recently been limping, and not wanting to move a lot on his own—two common signs of pain. If you’re interested in some other ways that dog’s show signs of pain, check out what the Whole Dog Journal put together in this article, which includes the following signs:
Doing what any responsible pet parent would do, Dozer’s parents called their vet and were told he could either have arthritis or soft tissue damage, either way it would be best for him to come in to be seen. They brought Dozer to an office visit, and learned that he was suffering from old age, or more likely arthritis that can be managed with pain meds, including Rimadyl. 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.
Dozer comes from a family of five, and his father had recently been out of work due to an unexpected surgery, and his mom was only working part time. Fur Kids Foundation was happy to help Dozer feel better.
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming 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.
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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!