Archive for October, 2021

How to care for an animal with a chronic illness

When you adopt an animal, you are committing to their care for a lifetime. And as with all things in life, nothing is certain. Animals, like people, can be born with or develop chronic illnesses that require varying levels of attention and care. Whether you adopted the animal knowing of their illness or found out later down the line, rest assured that there are resources to help your pet live happy, fulfilling lives. Here are some recommendations we can share on how to support a pet with a chronic illness.  Partner with a trustworthy veterinarian  Animals with chronic illnesses will likely require more veterinary care than animals without them. Finding a vet you trust, maybe one whose specialty includes caring for your animal’s illness, is critically important. You want to find a vet and a facility that makes you feel comfortable, listens to your concerns, helps you develop care strategies and demonstrates affection for your animal. If your veterinarian doesn’t offer emergency or after-hours services, be sure you talk with them about local options should your animal need urgent support... Read More

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