Our Roxy’s Relief program provides support to homeless, street-involved, low-income pet guardians through donations of food, bedding, jackets, and other items, and by offering free animal health clinics and vet care assistance.
We were contacted by Marty’s guardian, Rachel, because she was very worried about his teeth and gums, and how it was affecting his overall health. It was obvious to her that he was in a lot of pain, and was having difficulty eating. Rachel is on disability, and on a fixed income.
Dr. Llewellyn saw Marty at Scottsdale Veterinary Hospital, and found that Marty had severe dental disease, with abscessed teeth and jaw bone loss. Severe dental disease leads to other health problems as the bacteria spreads throughout the body affecting the kidneys, liver and heart.
He has been managing well with only four teeth remaining and is back to happy healthy self according to mum. He is back to see Dr. Llewellyn on July 10 to make sure everything has healed well now four weeks post his dental.
To find out more about our services and supports offered through our Roxy’s Relief program, visit our website.