This cute little sucker is George, who happens to be a 7-year-old corgi mix. A little while ago, George was throwing up and had loose stools, so his mom brought him into the vet. His mom was given some medication to give him, and told to keep an eye on him and return if his symptoms didn’t improve.
Unfortunately, after a few days, George wasn't getting any better, so his mom brought George back to the vet where they found two pieces of plastic in his stomach. George needed surgery to remove the obstruction in his stomach and/or intestines, what a vet may refer to as a gastrointestinal obstruction. This condition is very serious and can be life threatening because it blocks the flow of nutrients into and out of the body. This is something veterinarians will tell you that they see quite often with dogs because they have a bad habit of eating pretty much everything. Signs that your dog may have a blockage includes vomiting (especially after eating), not wanting to eat, weakness, diarrhea, and weight loss.
George’s mom is on disability (a very limited income), and was already having troubles paying for the first visit, so she applied with Fur Kids Foundation to receive help with George’s emergency veterinary care. We were very happy to help.
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.
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.
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