I just fell in love and you will too…
Beauty truly lies within, and this story is a perfect example of that. Lucky, a disfigured dog, was given up on time and time again. His facial deformity made it difficult for people to look past his exterior and see his internal beauty.
He was born in a puppy mill and then surrendered to a shelter, but finding a loving home was a struggle. Lucky was bounced from family to family, and each one failed him in a terrible way.
His first family kept him outside all the time, tied to a tree because he didn’t get along with their cats. They didn’t give him a decent place to sleep or enough food. He was ignored and neglected. They didn’t even want to take him with them when they moved. It was obvious that Lucky was not a part of their family.
Lucky was adopted again, but it wasn’t long before that family gave up on him too. The poor dog named Lucky wasn’t lucky at all. It seemed like no one wanted him because of his physical appearance.
But everything changed when a social media post caught the eye of a woman named Jamie Hult. She saw pictures of a groomed, handsome Lucky and knew that he was the one for her. Despite his rough shape, heartworms, fleas, and malnourishment, Jamie didn’t hesitate to open her heart and her wallet to give Lucky the life he deserved.
“It just happened to be somebody in my dog rescue world, so right away I contacted him and said ‘I want that dog. I don’t even want to foster it, I wanna take that dog,” Jamie told iHeartdogs.
She renamed him Beaux Tox because she wanted to appreciate beauty in all forms, even if it meant he looked like he needed botox. Beaux had a long road to recovery, but with proper medical intervention and the love and care of Jamie, he made a full recovery. He finally found a home, a life, and a human who saw him for who he truly was.
“The reason I named him Beaux Tox is because clearly he looks like he needs botox, and that’s okay. We appreciate beauty in all forms. And the dog bills cost me a fortune which is the reason I don’t have botox!”
Jamie’s attitude and outlook were exactly what Beaux needed. He had suffered so much in his previous homes, but with Jamie, he found a new life full of love and compassion. Beaux is now a healthy boy, with no more days tied to trees or lonely nights in shelters. He only knows love and affection, which is all he ever wanted.
They’ve been together, happily, for a year now. Beaux is now a healthy boy with a wonderful life. No more days tied to trees, no more lonely nights in shelters, and no more judgments because he looks a little different– Only LOVE for this sweet boy!
It’s heartbreaking to think about how many animals are judged based on their physical appearance, just like Lucky was. We should all strive to see the beauty in every living creature, regardless of their external appearance. Lucky’s story is a reminder that true beauty lies within and that all animals deserve love and compassion.
10 Common Health Problems in Dogs
Arthritis is a common condition in older dogs that causes inflammation of the joints, leading to pain and stiffness, which can affect the dog’s mobility. This condition can be managed through medication, physical therapy, and homeopathic remedies. Glucosamine is also effective in preventing and alleviating the symptoms of arthritis.
Obesity is prevalent among dogs, with almost 60% of them either overweight or obese. Obesity increases the risk of certain types of cancer, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. The best way to avoid and treat obesity is to provide a healthy diet and regular exercise. Consult your veterinarian before changing your dog’s diet or exercise routine.
3. Dental Diseases
Dental disease in dogs is typically caused by an unclean mouth, and approximately 80% of dogs will have some signs of dental disease by the age of two. Gum disease is the most common type of dental disease, which can cause bacterial infections that may require surgical removal to prevent the infection from spreading to the jaw and skull. Regular dental care can prevent oral diseases.
Skin allergies in dogs are more common than food allergies and are often manifested as atopic dermatitis. Allergies cannot be cured but can be managed with medication or a prescribed diet.
5. Skin Infections and Hot Spots
Skin infections and hot spots can occur when bacteria infect a wound, leading to redness, inflammation, itching, and irritation. Bathing your dog regularly and seeking veterinary care for wounds can help prevent infections.
6. Benign Tumors
Benign tumors are usually harmless fatty deposits or skin lumps that are unlikely to spread or cause significant harm. If you notice any lumps on your dog’s skin, you should get them checked by a vet to determine the best options for treatment.
Parasites can enter or attach to your dog’s body when they eat something contaminated or come into contact with another animal that has the parasite. Internal parasites (heartworms), intestinal parasites (hookworms and ringworms), and external parasites (fleas and ticks) are common. Coccidia in puppies and Giardia in dogs are also frequently transmitted through contaminated water sources.
8. Ear Infections
Ear infections can be caused by several factors, including allergies, autoimmune disorders, wax buildup, and excessive cleaning. Signs of an ear infection include excessive scratching or shaking of the head, odor, dark discharges, and redness or swelling in the ear canal. Medicated cleansers, topical medication, and oral antibiotics can treat dog ear infections.
9. Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) can cause discomfort, pain, frequent urination, or blood in the urine. UTIs could be a sign of a more severe issue like bladder stones or urinary blockage, and it is crucial to consult a veterinarian immediately.
10. Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries occur when a dog pulls a muscle, sprains a joint, or causes damage to the canine soft tissue. Rest, medication, and physical therapy are typically required to help dogs recover from soft tissue injuries.
In conclusion, as a responsible pet parent, educating yourself about the most common symptoms of a sick dog and ensuring access to a veterinarian are essential for your pet’s wellbeing. Some health conditions can be hard to detect, and you should never wait until it’s too late.