Here at Fur Kids, we see a lot of great pet escapes gone wrong. Sadly, poor Kathryn has joined the ranks of a few before her.
Kathryn is a 1-year-old St. Bernard / Malamute who escaped her house and somehow broke her leg. (There is some speculation that she may be a tad boy crazy because she hasn’t been spayed yet, and tried to show off to some handsome fellas down the road.) She also had a pretty bad wound on her leg that was beginning to get infected.
Kathryn’s dad reached out to Fur Kids Foundation because he was out of work and had limited funds. He knew that surgery to save the leg wasn't an option, but the vet told him that Kathryn would do just fine on three legs, so he chose to have the leg partially amputated. He's let us know that Kathryn is recovering well, and he hopes to be able to get her spayed soon.
Broken legs in dogs are quite common. If you see any of the following signs or symptoms in your dog, be sure to take them to the vet right away:
In June 2013, Fur Kids Foundation wrote a blog about dog proofing your back yard. Please take a minute to read this blog to see if there are things you can do to make your yard safer for your pets.
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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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