There is perhaps nothing sadder in this world than seeing a small puppy alone, suffering and without a home.
And yet, somehow, it’s a recurring theme that so many dogs in the world are abandoned or lost.
According to the World Animal Foundation, there are around two-hundred million stray dogs in the world. Even though the number is an estimate and the amount of stray dogs is probably a lot higher, this is still pretty alarming.
The story for this dog didn’t start out much different.
Alone And Frightened
This poor puppy was found by two women, alone, laying in the middle of the road, sleeping, and was almost stomped on by people.
Just by looking at her, it was clearly visible that she was malnourished and weak. Her skin was dry and infected, and there was a chance it could turn into a serious case of mange.
She was immediately rushed to a vet for a full checkup and treatment.
Luckily, for the puppy, the vet found that her condition was not too serious, and she would recover in a few weeks.
The veterinarians there decided to keep her in the clinic until she recovered.
It had only been a day, and she was already starting to feel better. She has quite an appetite and loves to play around in the yard.
She also started staying with other stray dogs at the clinic and was slowly making new friends.
Soon afterward, she was taken to a shelter where she waited for somebody to take her to a new and loving home. Given how adorable and playful she is, it’s not hard to imagine that she found someone by now.
Despite the fact that many statistics regarding stray dogs are quite depressing and can lead many people to believe that nothing is being done to help dogs, it’s simple people like this that are really making all the difference.
So long as your heart is in the right place, that is all it takes, as any little thing you can do for a small and helpless puppy can help.
6 Most Common Cat Health Problems
Cats are good at self-maintenance. But even your fastidious feline can’t prevent some of these more common cat diseases and health issues.
Vomiting is a very common problem with cats with a multitude of causes. They range from eating something poisonous or inedible (like string), to infection, urinary tract disease, or diabetes to hairballs.
2. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD)
TSome estimates say as many as 3% of cats seen by vets have feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), which is actually a group of feline diseases with multiple causes.
Straining to urinate
Urinating in unusual places
Crying when urinating
Licking around the urinary area (often because of pain)
Fleas are a very common external feline health problem. But it’s one you can easily treat. Signs your cat has fleas include:
Flea dirt on its skin (they look like tiny black dots)
Red or irritated skin
Skin infections or hot spots