This little nugget is Teedo, a 6-year-old Yorkie Mix.
Teedo’s mom noticed that he wasn't wanting to eat, was acting very sleepy and had little energy.
“He means the world to me," says Teedo’s mom; so she was very worried when her BFF wasn't acting like himself. His mom thought he had teeth issues and maybe had a tooth infection.
Teedo's mom is on a limited income from Supplemental Security Income, and she was worried that she wouldn’t be able to afford an unplanned vet visit. She applied with Fur Kids Foundation for help with Teedo’s visit so her best bud could get the help needed.
The vet found that Teedo had great teeth, but he was having some tummy troubles causing him to not feel well. He was put on some meds to settle his belly and is already feeling better!
Curious how to know if your dog has an upset belly? Not surprisingly, many of the signs that humans have are similar to the signs that dogs have; which include:
Your dog may have some stomach issues due to eating food they shouldn’t (some human food or even poop), food allergies, intestinal blockages, overeating, parasites, tumors, or even ulcers; however, it could also include heatstroke, kidney or liver problems, pain, pancreatitis, parvovirus, and stress. When your dog has an upset stomach, understanding what is causing it is very important–if a dog has pancreatitis, their treatment is much different from a food allergy. If you are unsure of what is causing your pups discomfort, it’s always best to consult your veterinarian.
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation or sign up to become a volunteer.