A Remarkable Recovery!
It was clear Marie, Amber and Copper weren’t feeling well when they arrived at Homeward Pet – goopy eyed, sneezing and lethargic. The Homeward Pet Dunmire Veterinary Clinic suspected they had something more than the common kitty cold when exams revealed they had ulcers on their skin and mouths.
All three cats had contracted Feline Calicivirus (FCV), a contagious disease that can be life threatening and even fatal. Their health quickly plummeted and they were quarantined for weeks. Amber required emergency surgery for a uterine infection, but Marie was the sickest of them all. Severe ulcers had made their way into her mouth, esophagus and onto her foot-pads. She refused to eat, became dehydrated and was quickly losing weight. Pain medication did little to ease her discomfort. To keep her alive, a feeding tube was surgically placed into her neck and she was tube fed for weeks.
Thanks to donations to Whoopi’s Fund for Special Needs Animals, all three cats were provided the best quality care possible. They received antibiotics, pain medication and endless support and love from staff and volunteers. Today, Marie Amber and Copper are strong, healthy and ready to find their forever homes.
You can make a difference in the lives of animals like Marie, Amber and Copper by making a meaningful gift to Whoopi’s Fund for Special Needs Animals today. Whoopi’s Fund covers the cost of outsourced surgeries, important diagnostic tools like x-rays and ultrasounds, expensive medications, treatments and emergency vet care for Homeward Pet cats and dogs.
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