October 17, 2019Success Stories

Success Story – Yoda

A disabled woman with no income who has been homeless for over two years called Pets of the Homeless™. During her homelessness she has lived in a car, in parks and wherever she can find some semblance of shelter. One month ago she finally got a space in a shelter in San Diego for herself and Yoda, her 9-year-old neutered Staffordshire Terrier mix.  She got Yoda off of Craigslist when he was just a puppy and she would never separate from him.
She called Pets of the Homeless™ after Yoda had been having digestive issues for over a month and his symptoms became more severe. Yoda was vomiting and had bloody diarrhea. He was thirsty all the time and started having multiple accidents a day. An examination was scheduled at a partner veterinarian.
The Doctor recommended fecal and urine tests as well as a senior chemical profile including a special test for pancreatitis. Yoda was given anti-nausea and anti-diarrheal medications until the test results were returned.  There was nothing conclusive in Yoda’s lab work and he was brought in for an ultrasound. Luckily, pancreatitis has been ruled out and the treatment has been improving Yoda’s appetite and digestive symptoms. Yoda was treated for a urinary tract infection and given another anti-diarrheal and an allergy medication.
Pets of the Homeless™ provided $682.95 in treatment assistance for Yoda and received $170.08 in veterinary discounts. The owner called us a few weeks later and stated that Yoda’s digestive symptoms have gone away and his UTI is now resolved. She said Yoda is acting more and more like himself every day.