Stranded and Sick on a Bridge, a Dog is Rescued by Determined Heroes

When Hope For Paws is called to rescue a dog they move heaven and earth to save him or her. Dennis was no different.

“Dennis was abandoned on a bridge and was left to d.i.e. When a young man, Gabriel Sepulveda passed by on his skateboard, he saw Dennis and remembered watching the Hope For Paws video of Jordan, so he knew to call us,” wrote Eldad Hagar.

“It took Lisa Chiarelli and I two hours to get to the location, and what we saw was h.o.r.r.i.f.y.i.n.g. Dennis was on the ground, unable to move, and was covered with ticks.”

They rushed him to hospital and began cleaning him up. Lisa’s dog, Lola, was rushed to the hospital so she could donate blood for Dennis because he was suffering severe anemia. They worked hard to save him…..

“For the next 5 days Dennis was seen by neurologists, cardiologists, and internal medicine specialists, but all of this was not enough…” said Eldad. “Dennis was too far gone, and his body was shutting down.”

Dennis passed away shortly after. Rest in Peace, Dennis.

“Not all rescues have happy endings… it’s important to understand that! Dennis was neglected somewhere for a long time, and no one spoke for him.

If you see an animal in need, please say something… do something,” Eldad pleads. “Please share so people will know to take action next time they see a case of neglect or abuse. Thank you, Eldad.”

Share this powerful message with your friends.

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10 Common Health Problems in Dogs

1. Arthritis

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.

2. Obesity

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.

4. Allergies

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.

7. Parasites

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.

 

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