Pet Ate Something And Needs Surgery!

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What If You Found Out Your Pet Ate Something And Needs Surgery?

Big Momma got sick. She was vomiting and not able to keep food down. She and her parents live in Maryland. They took her to their veterinarian to find out what was wrong. The veterinarian examined Big Momma and listened to her family’s account of what had been going on. The Doctor decided Big Momma needed to have an ultrasound done to have a look inside. The ultrasound showed her Doctor there was something inside of her that did not belong there. The Doctor recommended surgery to explore Big Momma’s abdomen and hopefully remove the obstruction. They were told that most likely their pet had eaten something she should not have, and needed surgery. The surgery she needed was very expensive.

How To Save Big Momma?

Big Momma’s family was searching for a way to save Big Momma’s life. They found out about Helping Hands where we perform the surgery for $855, about a third of the cost of most hospitals. We can be affordable by only doing veterinary surgery and dental care. Her family called us and we all moved very quickly to help save Big Momma. Their doctor emailed us their notes recommending surgery and their ultrasound images. Our Doctors reviewed everything and approved her for emergency surgery. Her family got in the car and drove from Maryland. We prepared them for the possibilities. Due to the specifics of her case and her breed, we strongly recommended Big Momma go to an overnight hospital for after-care monitoring.

Time To Save Big Momma!

As soon as they arrived, they filled out her intake form and we took her to the back. She had a routine physical examination and some blood drawn. Once the blood results were processed and reviewed, Big Momma was prepped for surgery. The Doctor found she had eaten a toy and it was stuck in her abdomen. The doctor removed the toy. We recovered her and monitored her closely. When she was stable, we released her to her family who took her to an aftercare facility.

She Is Doing Great!

We called her family the next morning to check on her. They told us the after-care facility reported that Big Momma was doing very well, had urinated and even eaten a little! We told them to call us with any questions or concerns during her recovery. They called a few days later asking when they could go back to feeding her regular dog food. Our Doctor wanted Big Momma to eat a soft, bland diet for two weeks and then slowly incorporate her regular food. They love their Big Momma so very much and we are so very glad they found us and we could help! Yeah Big Momma!…No More Eating Toys Though! 🙂

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Big Momma Saved After Eating a Toy And Needing Surgery!

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18 comments on “Pet Ate Something And Needs Surgery!

  1. Vivian Margulies on

    So happy you saved Big Mamma! Not only do you save pets lives at a very reasonable cost, you’re performing acts of kindness and care, blessings! Your patients and their families are so thankful for you and your skills!

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  2. Missy Stanton on

    Thank you, thank you, thank you and those are words are from our heart! Helping Hands saved our spunky girl, Big Momma. At a time were we thought we would have to say goodbye to our girl due to the price of surgery Helping Hands was our blessing that saved her! Thank you to the staff who from the beginning phone call was awesome and understanding! To the doctor, we thank you for saving our Big Momma and all the other fur babies you have saved. Job well done by all!❤️🐶🐱🐾

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you so much! We are so glad you found us and we all came together to save the very special, one of a kind Big Momma!♥♥

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you! Little Lexi the Maltese♥ We can’t believe it has been over two years since we saw her–please give her a kiss from us! 🙂

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  3. Erica M. on

    This is the cutest story. You guys are truly a blessing! Thank you so much for all that you do for these precious animals.

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  4. Kimberly Ann on

    Sending BIG hugs and kisses to BIG MOMMA! ❤️🐶😘💋💋💋😘🐶❤️
    I sing praises to the wonderful Drs. and staff at Helping Hands for their commitment to providing quality medical care to all of our furbabies, big and small!
    My little 4 year old Shih Tzu, Fancy Rose, had her dentals performed this past August, while baby brother, Benny played in the fun waiting room, and had snacks and hung out with his new buddy “ Chilly “ 🐶🐶. This was our first trip to Helping Hands Veternarian Clinic, and my babies and I were made to feel like family immediately ! We spent the evening before in a comfortable and reasonably priced hotel that was personally recommended by the HH Clinic! The prices afforded at the Clinic were so helpful to me at a time when I was experiencing hardship and did not have the extra funds, but I wouldn’t allow my baby girl to go without. I highly recommend Helping Hands to and all of those I know in the Fredericksburg area. I’m so thankful to the pet parent who introduced me to the outstanding services at Helping Hands.
    We will be down in the spring to see “ Chilly and the Family at Helping Hands”!

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you soo much! We looved having Benny in the lounge all day and of course Mz Fancy Rose is just a joy♥ Thank you so much for all of your support, we really appreciate you 🙂

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  5. Kelly on

    You guy’s are the best. I could not afford the surgery and dental I had done for Paddy without you. I am bringing my Nellie Dec 5 for surgery. I have all the confidence in the world in ya”ll.
    Take care and see you soon!

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  6. Jillian R. Voss on

    How wonderful and what fabulous “parents” she has! Also, you guys did an eye removal on my cat Jake – we most appreciated it as it gave him more time with me. He had lymphoma.

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    • Veronica on

      Thank you so much. We remember your Handsome Jake very well…they always leave us too soon, but we are glad you were able to have more time with him♥

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  7. Cassidy Stanton on

    This place rocks!!! Thank you a million & two times for saving our little gremlin face girl! Without the proper surgery Helping Hands provided us & our family, who knows what could of happened to our sweet girl! There is never enough thank you’s & love to ever express how thankful we are for this awesome place! For the record there have not been any toys in the Stanton household since! Big Momma & the Stanton family thank you just one more time! Sending hugs to the awesome staff & doctor! Xoxo.

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