A lipoma, aka fatty tumor, are harmless lumps that are often seen in middle aged and older pets. They start in fat cells stored in tissue around the body and are not usually painful, but they can grow and become quite large. Sometimes, these need to be removed because they are limited movement in a dog, or making it uncomfortable.
Fur Kids Foundation has seen a lot of requests to help dogs with dental disease, which can affect 80% of all dogs by age two. It can also be quite painful. According to Banfield Pet Hospital, there are four stages of periodontal disease, progressing from plaque and mildly inflamed gums to established gingivitis (gum disease), and then on to mild and ultimately severe periodontitis, which may involve bone and/or tooth loss.
Due to the length of time Tinkerbell would need to be sedated, the vet determined that she had to have two different surgeries: one to remove all of her infected teeth and the second to remove her fatty tumor. This also meant that the cost of helping Tinkerbell feel better would also be more money.
Tinkerbell’s dad applied with Fur Kids Foundation to help him cover the costs of the surgeries. We were happy to help Tinkerbell and her dad, and this old gal is feeling so much better and is happy to have her dad back in her life.
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. 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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