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Owners of a disabled pet are painfully aware that most people do not even know the existence of pets with needs. If you have a pet which can be considered disabled, it is important to know how to care for them every day. The best advice comes from those who have a disabled pet themselves. These include pets suffering from a chronic illness or a debilitating one. Contrary to popular perception, caring for a disabled pet will not be a burden. Like their healthier counterparts, your disabled pet will be a source of joy. The only catch is that they need more attention. While you pay attention to the animal, it is vital you must pay attention to yourself as well. It will be excellent if both of you start from a correct starting line.
Routine is important
Establish a daily routine. This is vital to take care of any disabled dog. One good and real-life example is get up in the morning, let out all pets who need to move out of the house. Feed medicine to the disabled dog and so on. The aim is to motivate yourself to go higher. These practices will become second nature after continual practice. It is similar to caring for a baby. Your pet will appreciate the routine as all. It will be much happier if it knows what the day has in store for him.
The second opinion is good
Do not write off your disabled pet simply as you “know it”. No pet can be a lost cause. Do not abandon your pet even if the veterinarian declares the same. Instead, search for a neurologist or other specialists concentrating on pets. They could provide innovative treatment and offer solutions which the standard veterinarian can never do. Do note that such consultations are expensive affairs. The plus point is that your dog will enjoy a much better life.
Locate support group
Whatever you do, understand that it is impossible to care for your pet alone. Google the web and search for the relevant support groups in Social Media. Contact pet owners in similar situations. Find out online forums where you can exchange discussion topics. It is hard to care for a disabled pet when you feel you will be the only one with such problems. A support group will provide you the empathy and encouragement needed to get by in times of crisis. You will also get useful and practical advice on how to care for the animal every day. Do consult the Internet to get all the answers to your questions. The Internet is a rich trove of information and you will soon find something to make your and your pet’s life much easier.