Zizzer and Sneetch's Medical Fund

These sweet, precious boars are Zizzer and Sneetch. Their humans failed them. Badly. The kind people at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control (where they were dumped) saw that they were in trouble and reached out for help.

Both boys are severely dehydrated, malnourished, and had weeks (if not months) of poop caked on their feet. They are both suffering from scurvy - an incredibly painful result of vitamin C deficiency. Neither is able to walk properly; the scurvy causes joint swelling and pain forcing them to hop like rabbits if they are able to move at all.

Zizzer (the tan and white boar) is in such pain that it hurts him to be held. He also has a respiratory infection and head tilt with facial paralysis from an ear infection. His front feet are swollen two times their normal size. 

(This is Zizzer, trying to get comfortable to sleep last night. He is unable to lie down properly due to the pain in his joints.)

Sneetch (the tri-color boar) has severe dental issues, with overgrown incisors that prevent him from eating properly. He is also infested with lice and has fungal infections. He has already had one seizure in our care, most likely due to pain. 

(This is a shot of Sneetch's overgrown and most likely dead upper incisor. His lower incisors are overgrown as well.)

They have been to see Dr. Champagne at Carrollton West Pet Hospital, and she is going to help us get them back in shape and out of pain. We are hopeful their damage is not permanent. They are being given subcutaneous fluids, are on pain relievers, and are being hand-fed Critical Care several times a day. They will be recceiving vitamin C supplements, and they have begun treatment for lice. They will also be on antibiotics and antifungals, and Sneetch will require further teeth trimming. 

Treatment costs are expected to be around $500 including the office visits, medications, fluids, Critical Care, and initial and follow-up dental surgery and/or tooth trimming.


Texas Rustlers
Flower Mound, TX

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