Dog Fights For Life After Shameless Owner Starves And Leaves Him Alone For Months
The Yuma Humane Society rescued a skinny shepherd dog named Zero, abandoned by its owner and left for dead after months of starvation and neglect.
The dog’s skeleton was found covered in ticks and mud and required immediate medical attention.Source: Yuma Humane Society
Although Zero is under the care of a veterinarian 24/7, his condition remains critical.
He wags his tail at those who save him with love, but his health remains unstable and his chances of recovery look less promising.
In addition to deliberately starving, veterinarians are looking into other underlying health conditions that could cause him to lose excess weight.
Meanwhile, the Humane Society is doing everything in its power to keep Zero alive, but is struggling to cover his hefty medical bills.
They have pleaded with the public to consider donating to Zero’s burdensome medical bills through their website here.Source: Yuma Humane Society
Investigators in this case believe that Zero was not treated humanely.
They reached out to the public and asked them to share any information that could help track down his abusive employers.
Any helpful advice can be sent to Animal Control at (928)783-4427 or the Humane Society at (928)782-1621. Announcement.
Click on the video below to see Zero’s heartbreaking condition after months of starvation.
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Reverse Sneezing in Dogs – What to Do…
Does this sound familiar? Your dog suddenly starts making loud snorting sounds—repeatedly, in quick succession.
Do you start wondering, did they swallow something they shouldn’t have? Can they breathe?!
Chances are, you’re experiencing the infamous “reverse sneeze.”
Veterinarians often see dogs whose owners rushed them in for an emergency appointment after finding them standing with their elbows apart, head pulled back, and eyes bulging as they snort or gasp repeatedly.
Yet for the vast majority of these dogs, a vet visit was unnecessary.
Reverse sneezing looks and sounds scary the first time you encounter it. However, it’s a fairly common and harmless respiratory event for dogs.
Read on to learn how to identify reverse sneezing, what causes it, and how to tell the difference between a harmless reverse sneeze and something else.
What is reverse sneezing?
A reverse sneeze is almost the same as it sounds: a sneeze happens in reverse! The video above is a good example of how it looks and sounds.
With normal sneezing, air is quickly pushed out through the nose. When reverse sneezing, the air is accelerated and noisy Rushing through the nose .
It occurs in the form of contractions that last from a few seconds to a minute and make sounds like snorting, snorting, and even gagging. See the video above for examples.
Because of the sounds that dogs make when they sneeze backwards, many people mistakenly believe their dogs are choking. However, sneezing is the opposite almost as normal and harmless as regular sneezing.
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There is no single cause of reverse sneezing. Like frequent sneezing, it is often is caused by irritation or inflammation in the nose, throat or sinuses.
It usually occurs when dogs wake up from a nap or after eating, when their breathing rate can change rapidly. It’s also caused by irritants in the airways—anything from dust to inhaled hair!
Some dogs experience reverse sneezing more often in the spring when the air is filled with pollen and other allergens.
Others sneeze more in winter, when sudden changes in temperature between outdoors and indoors cause their nasal passages to constrict.
Another common cause of reverse sneezing is pressure on the throat and neck. Collars that are too tight or chains that are stretched can irritate the throat and lead to reverse sneezing. That’s just one more reason for you to consider harness for his dog .
Eventually, some dogs stop sneezing after exercise or when they are overly agitated. This is especially common in breeds Short-headed or short-nosed dogs like Pugs and Bulldogs.
When overworked, they can inhale the elongated soft palate into the throat, causing a reverse sneezing.
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Reverse sneezing is extremely common and won’t hurt your dog. However, some dogs become anxious when sneezing backwards and prolonged periods of sneezing can cause discomfort.
You can help your dog recover from reverse sneezing by staying calm. If you are worried, the dog’s anxiety will also increase. So stay calm and show your dog there’s nothing to panic.
If your dog is experiencing a particularly prolonged episode of reverse sneezing, you can calm or end the sneezing by:
Gently massage your dog’s neck
Cover their nostrils for short periods of time, which will cause them to swallow and potentially stop sneezing
Press your child’s tongue with your hand to help open the airway
Some veterinarians suggest blowing your dog’s face lightly
In the vast majority of cases, intervention is not required. Reverse sneezing doesn’t last long and your dog should be completely normal after stopping.
When should you go to the vet
As already mentioned, reverse sneezing rarely requires veterinary treatment. As soon as the sneezing stops, the situation will be resolved. However, if episodes increase in frequency or duration, you should call your veterinarian as a precaution.
You should also seek treatment if your dog’s reverse sneezing is accompanied by other respiratory symptoms or if they have any unusual discharge from their nose.
Sometimes, chronic retrograde sneezing can be a symptom of more serious problems. These include nasal mites, foreign bodies in the airways, respiratory infections, and tracheal collapse.
If you’re concerned about the intensity of your dog’s reverse sneezing, record a video to show it to your vet. They will be able to identify the underlying cause.
Most dogs experience bouts of reverse sneezing at some point in their lives. For the vast majority of dogs, it’s a normal, temporary, harmless reaction with no long-term consequences.
Of course, it still sounds nasty to our human ears! But now that you know what reverse sneezing is, you’ll be less likely to have to go to the vet when it’s not necessary.
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