How-To-Guide For Caring For An Elderly Or Handicapped Pet

Pet owners are known to have reduced stress levels when compared to non-pet owners. This has been statistically proven correct by several studies. But what happens when your pet meets with an accident that leaves then unable to move as before? How do you fight age when your pet has a significantly less lifespan than you do? So in order to care for your beloved animal-child, you will need to take a manual book to make sure that they are comfortable and healthy.

The signs of Armageddon

If your dog or cat is in the process of developing an ailment, they will show signs of their distress. They may never be vocal about it until they go past the point of no return, so you have to keep your eyes peeled for any signs that they are in pain. If your pet has been in an accident, then make sure that you stick to the appointment schedule and try to get a second opinion if possible. If your pet seems reluctant to go upstairs, slippery floors or areas they are not sure about then that is one sign. Or if the pet does not want to do strenuous activities or has a different temperament, then that it is another sign. If there is anything unusual about the movement or dietary habits of your pet then there is something going on that you should get checked from a vet. There are animal in home aged care as well so you can always get help if you are not too sure about leaving your pet alone at home.

How to get help when something is up

If your pet is showing some kind of issue, then the first thing is to hit the books. Read as much as you can while you are making the appointment with the vet. Read a lot and try to get help from other people as well. There are numerous blogs, supper groups, mailing lists and other online help that you can find. If you feel like your handicapped darling needs something professional while you are not at home, then you will need to hire from disability support.

A vet’s professional word is law, and you will need to abide by it no matter what you think. If you are not too sure then you can always go for a second opinion. Get moral support from your friends and family when your pet is recovering and do your best to act like you always do, and with extra love and care.