Taking Care of a Sick Rescue Dog
Dogs are known around the world as the most loving and loyal of animals. As a pet owner, you need to know about the proper ways to take care of your dog, especially when they fall ill. It’s truly heartbreaking to see your rescue dogs bc get sick and lose energy, feel lethargic and just mope around with a runny nose. It’s quite different from the general, cheerful, overly excited manner they usually carry themselves with.
Even if your dog is healthy, you should already have contact information of a reliable veteran for your pet. Ask your friends for recommendations if it’s possible. Already knowing about the vet you know of and your rescue dogs bc is familiar with can help quicken the process of providing your pet with the medical attention that’s required.
Other than visiting a vet, there are other ways you can take care of a sick dog. You can give unsweetened bananas to your sick dog as that will help to settle an uneasy stomach and aid in digestion. You should also keep your dog hydrated even during sickness because low hydration can worsen the illness. Keeping them hydrated is tough but is vital to their recovery. Making water inciting to drink with a cooler temp or a flowing stream might help.
Give lots of care and attention to your pet. Your attention can help soothe their pain in times of sickness. You can also lay down a protective surface such as towels or plastic to keep them away from any mess which can cause them to catch more germs. Generally, when Indy is feeling sick, which has only really happened once, I would stay home with him and make sure he is comfortable, fed and has everything he should need. He really didn’t leave my side the 3 days he felt under the weather and I managed to work from home and keep him company.
Similarly, you need to ensure the complete cleanliness of your dog during sickness. Avoid cold showers. Giving a warm bath to your pet can help them feel refreshed. Do consult with your vet about giving your dogs for adoption bc a bath though.
Keeping a track of their progress is really important. Their meals and bathroom going habits should be observed during sickness; whether they are having proper bowel movement or not, whether they are eating the food given to them or not, etc. Furthermore, make sure that your dog is getting a good amount of rest. While medication is important to battle certain diseases, you too are required to play a role to ensure that your pet has a comfortable environment at home while they’re sick.
How did you take care of your sick dog?
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