This little cutie is Tilly, a 5 year-old Shih Tzu. Tilly means a lot to her mom, who says Tilly is her first child. So you can imagine how worried she was when Tilly began vomiting and clearly was showing signs that she wasn't feeling well.
Tilly's mom is going through some hard times–she is separating from her spouse, and her work hours are limited. She wanted to do what was best for Tilly and take her to the vet, but she also knew that she would have a hard time affording it. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for assistance.
She took Tilly to the vet where she learned that Tilly had gotten into the summer sausage, eating the casings and all.
While summer sausage isn’t toxic for your four-legged friend, it is very high in salt, which can cause salt poisoning and mild to severe digestive issues in dogs. Summer sausage also contains unhealthy levels of fat which can lead to pancreatitis and kidney damage. According to Rover’s article, Can My Dog Eat Summer Sausage?, if you’re concerned that your dog has eaten too much summer sausage, watch for these symptoms:
After doing tests at the vet, it was found that Tilly had nothing more than an upset belly and was given medication to help calm her stomach.
Hopefully Tilly will re-consider stealing the summer sausage next time it's out.
About Fur Kids Foundation
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 via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read 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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