Roughhousing. It’s part of being a dog, right? After all, play is how dogs explore the world, and learn to interact with other dogs and people. However, it can become dangerous if it goes too far. Unfortunately, this is likely what happened to Pixie, an 8-year-old Chihuahua.
While Pixie's parents were beginning their morning, they heard a cry from the other room where they found Pixie with a bulging, scratched eye. They think that Pixie and her older fur sister may have been playing, and that her sister accidentally caught Pixie's eye with her paw.
After rushing Pixie to the vet, they learned that the only thing that could be done was to remove the eye. With a family of six and only one income, they weren’t sure how they would be able to pay for the surgery. That’s when they reached out to Fur Kids Foundation help. We are happy to hear that Pixie is well on her way to being a healthy and happy pup after surgery. However, here are some quick tips on how to keep your dogs from getting too rough when playing:
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