When Your Pet Is Sick

This article was written for Pet Guardian Angels of America by Kari Oakley

The worst part of being a pet person is that pets can suffer from illnesses just like us. It is hard to see a beloved pet struggle with illness. Most people are concerned about their pets and it is difficult to see them age. If the animal is sick or is dying, you must support them through this difficult time.

Special Care

If your veterinarian made special food for your sick pet, make sure that they are eating separately from other pets. Also, please understand that the whole family understands your pet’s special dietary needs and that even small amounts of snacks and even other types of food can be harmful. Pay attention to any special physical needs your pet may have. You may need to walk or clean his trash more often, as some pet medications may cause your pet to drink more water and urinate. If your pet is having difficulty walking, climbing up and down stairs, you may need to help him.

It is important to minimize health risks for your sick pet. Your veterinarian will provide medical assistance to your pets, and check for parasites and other illnesses and help them recover. Pay attention to finding good pet food, giving your pet good exercise and grooming them well. Friends, families, and neighbors can be a good source of help. Consult with the veterinarian about some drugs to help you find some of medicines to treat the ailment.

Discover the unique needs of your sick pet. Some medicines may cause them to drink more
urinate more frequently, so you should be ready to clean up their messes. Other illnesses
decrease their appetite so be sure to try to get them to eat their favorite foods again.

The Responsibilities of a Pet Owner

Keeping pets is a responsibility that requires financial dedication. Responsible pet owners, you are responsible for the basic needs of your pet, including health care and food. Spraying and sterilization is another essential part of keeping your pet. Many veterinarian clinics and shelters offer services to help financially restricted families take care of their pets. If you already have a dog and can not sterilize it or offer proper vaccinations due to unforeseen economic restrictions, please contact your local veterinarian or animal shelter to explain your situation.

We are responsible for our pets’ health and wellbeing. It is necessary to get medical attention for animal diseases and to get a check up at the vet every year. Like us, domestic pets that are ill can take medicine. Prevention and treatment of illnesses keeps them healthy and maintain their health. The pet health care industry is the leader in pet health and develops new products, and pet products to create a comfortable and healthy lifestyle. These include vaccinations, products to prevent and treat parasites and fleas, lime treatments, dentistry and grooming services.

Almost all animals need veterinarians to help them with their health problems. The veterinarian is the first person to contact when they are ill and injured. A veterinarian is an important source of information on your pet. Find a trusted veterinarian when adopting a pet.

Noticing Your Pet’s Illness

The biggest symptom that your pet may have is the change in behavior. Healthy animals are
usually active, have a good appetite, and enjoy playing. If you notice a slight change in your
pet’s normal behavior or other signs of your illness, it may be that your pet has become ill. There are obvious signs as well, like a dog vomiting yellow substances. Contact a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Take your pick of veterinarians. Make sure they have good reviews and plenty of expertise.
Veterinarians should not be rushed when caring for your animal. You want someone caring, who
takes their time.

Regardless of illness, your pet should have a basic health checkup. Domestic animals need
basic veterinary care and, in some cases, special care if they become ill, injured or abused. In many places, pets receive the necessary vaccinations. Most animals are sterilized as well.

Kari Oakley gained a love for fitness and animals as a young girl in Wisconsin. She spent each summer on some type of adventure, either a day at the lake with her family or just hiking with her friends. She took her love for fitness with her through college to get her degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). She has been working as a personal trainer/life coach in the Chicago area for the past 3 years. She has recently decided to share her passions with lower income schools in Chicago to help children develop a knowledge and love for fitness. When Kari started working with the kids in Chicago, she decided she wanted to share her knowledge and passion with as many people as possible. She has been freelance writing alongside ever since.