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How to Care for Disabled Dogs

Taking care of paralized pets can be a very emotionally consuming activity. There is always the question of whether you should have let the beloved animal go in the first place.

Author: Bella J.
Date: Mar 19, 2012 - 5:44:01 AM

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Taking care of paralized pets can be a very emotionally consuming activity. There is always the question of whether you should have let the beloved animal go in the first place. However, it is very important to realize that the solution to paralized pets is not necessarily euthanasia. Sometimes, even the animals are not ready to go yet and they deserve the chance to explore what life has to offer.

Caring for disabled dogs need not be a gruesome and frustrating activity. If you truly understand your pet and let them know that they have your love and support, then half the work is done. Reassuring your disabled dogs of their place in your heart and in the pack helps tremendously. This means not leaving it behind when you are engaged in activity with the other non-disabled dogs. Making your disabled dog feel like it is part of something special helps it deal with the disability better.

The good thing with handicapped pets is that they do not undergo the denial and frustration that human beings go through when faced with disability. In fact, they handle it pretty well. This is because pets tend to live in the present without giving unnecessary thought to the past and the future. In fact, the only moment that handicapped pets fully feel the effect of their handicap is during that instance that they incur the disability. That is if the disability is gotten during the adult years and is not inborn.

So, forget about the sympathy and focus on how best to care for your disabled dogs. The first thing to focus on is exercise and then diet. Exercise does your dog wonders. A great way to ensure your beloved pet gets the exercise it needs is to invest in dog wheelchairs. Your dog will certainly enjoy playing with the other dogs and going for a walk in his wheels. It is important that during playtime you are present in order to monitor rough play that other dogs might engage in. If you are not into the dog wheelchairs idea, you might want to try out dog braces for your disabled canine.

But whichever option you go for, ensure that your disabled dog gets as much exercise as possible. The other thing you should watch out for is your dog’s diet. It is very important that your canine stays healthy and this is essentially maintained through a good and balanced diet. Ensure you feed your dog the right food at the right time in order to ensure that their immune system is not compromised. Good health starts on the inside and then the effects radiate on the outside.

If you do all these things for your disabled dogs, then you will be rewarded with tons of love and affection from your pet. Key to remember is that handicapped pets are not a liability. Rather, they are a blessing and a chance for you to truly care about something. As long as there is that spark in their eyes, paralized pets are worth caring for.

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