Alex was ready to give up. He was severely emaciated, dehydrated, exhausted, and had wounds on his body filled with maggots, writes ilovemydogsomuch
He was dying.
And the worst part was he was stuck in a remote location on the side of a road, with no way of being able to escape on his own. He was wearing a collar with a long chain, which is how he got stuck. To make matters worse, he couldn’t be seen from the road. The odds of him being rescued in time were slim to none.
But little did he know, his life was about to get so much better and his past would no longer haunt him.
A person named Alex (whom Alex the pup is named after), spotted the fading pup when he was cleaning the area. He immediately called Feed Friends Foundation, a local animal rescue, for help.
They agreed to take him in and found a great foster in Alle Hadoc to care for him as he healed both physically and mentally.
His road to recovery would be long and arduous, but Alex nor his team of supporters would give up.
While living at his foster, he met new dogs and kitties who showed him the ropes and helped him along the way. Alex was such a sweet dog and loved every person and animal he met.
As time went on, Alex began to heal inside and out. The wound on his body healed, and so did the one on his heart.
Once he was fully recovered, he found a loving forever home where he is now enjoying his second chance at life!
Watch his rescue and transformation in the video below:
10 Common Dog Health Problems
Some health problems are specific to certain breeds, such as breathing complications for flat-faced dogs. But several other canine health issues can affect any dog. Here are 10 typical health conditions you need to watch out for in your four-legged best friend:
Top 10 Common Dog Health Problems
One of the most obvious signs that your dog has a skin condition is itching. Other symptoms that may suggest that your dog has a skin problem include rashes, redness, dry skin, lumps, bumps, skin sores, dandruff, and hair loss.
Approximately 20 percent of dogs suffer from ear disease. It’s particularly common in breeds with floppy ears like cocker spaniels and basset hounds. It’s common to see wax buildup or discharge in their ear canal. But others may experience pain, itchiness, redness, swelling, and crusting in the ears.
Urinary Tract Infections
Simply known as UTI, this condition can make it uncomfortable for your beloved companion to pass urine. Signs of urinary tract infection include drinking water more than usual and passing urine more often than usual. Your dog may also only pass a small amount or lose bladder control. Additionally, you may see blood in their urine or notice a strong smell to it.
There are countless reasons why your pet may throw up. You don’t need to visit the vet each time your dog vomits. But it’s also not something you can just ignore. Don’t try to guess. If the vomiting persists or occurs with other symptoms like diarrhea or lethargy, you need to rush to the vet. It could be a sign of severe health problems, such as poisoning or gastrointestinal blockage.
This symptom may occur on its own or be accompanied by vomiting. Its potential causes are similar to vomiting. One or two episodes of diarrhea may not be a pet emergency. But recurring diarrhea can result in dehydration.
At some point in their lives, your pet may have to deal with discomfort due to internal or external parasites. Symptoms of parasites generally vary, depending on a few factors. These include the kind of parasite that has plagued your pet, where it lives, and how severe its infestation is.
Like us, your dog can develop canine dental diseases due to high levels of plaque buildup. Several signs indicate that your pet may have dental disease. These include difficulty eating, bleeding of the gums or teeth, loose teeth, and bad breath.
Nearly 30 percent of the general dog population is considered obese. Several factors contribute to a pet’s risk. These include age, genetic predisposition, lack of exercise, and overfeeding, among others.
This joint problem can restrict your dog’s mobility. Bring Fido to the vet if you see your dog slow down or limp before and after walks. Other signs include licking or chewing on tender areas and behavioral changes.
Symptoms of dog poisoning vary widely, depending on the kind of toxin a pet has been exposed to. The signs can range from vomiting to drooling, breathing difficulties, seizures, or worse, coma. Some of the most common poisonous substances are human foods like chocolates, grapes, raisins, onions, and caffeine. Other known culprits are human medications, household cleaning products, pesticides, and some plants.
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