Research shows that 61 percent of the households in the United States own furry pals. Having a pet, especially a cat or a dog, is essential. They provide companionship, help you relieve stress and anxiety, ease loneliness and stir up merry and exercise. This consequently improves your myocardial health. Unfortunately, pets also get sick like human beings. When this happens, it is your responsibility to take care of them to speed up recovery.
This blog explains ways to help your furry friend heal faster. Keep reading.
Ensure enough rest
During the recuperation journey, your dog has less energy than usual. Therefore, ensure that they are getting enough rest. One way to achieve this is by keeping them in a safe cage, away from children and noise from daily activities. Ensure that the place is serene and peaceful. Adequate relaxation will ensure that they conserve the little energy available.
Most importantly, it will ensure that they do not strain, thus reinjuring. You can play music when your furry friend sleeps to help soothe them. If you have confined them in a cage, provide toys to keep them entertained. Stuff the toys with foodstuffs such as peanut butter so they can enjoy them more. Be sure to consult your vet on the amount of rest your furry friend needs.
Provide appropriate nutrition
Nutrition is crucial to ensure your cat/dog returns to total health. With the help of your vet officer, be keen to provide the proper recovery diet. Choose foods that provide high energy levels and are easily digestible. Similarly, give them foodstuffs rich in minerals and vitamins. Proteins are also essential to help them rebuild their muscles. Suitable meals during the healing process are crucial. They ensure that your furry friend’s energy and immunity are boosted. Improved immunity will lower the chances of getting unwell. If their appetite is suppressed due to illness, give flavorful and tasty meals to bring them back to eating normally.
Help with medical needs
Attend to the medical requirements of your pet dog with no fail. Administer any medication prescribed by the veterinary officer correctly. The remedy is crucial to prevent pain and discomfort. It also stops further infection and speeds up the healing process. The vet will provide the proper guidelines, such as the dose needed, time intervals to administer, and the correct method. Following the instructions given will help reduce the risk of side effects. Therefore, it’s recommended that you ask for clarification before administering the drugs. Since your pet isn’t human, you shouldn’t give them human medication. It can be dangerous to their health.
Your furry friend could have sustained fractures and wounds. Accordingly, bandages may be required to stabilize the fracture and cover the injury. Covering the wound will help prevent further infection. Moreover, furry pals tend to lick wounds; dressing it will help curb that. Bandaging is a great way to ensure speedy and uninterrupted healing. Specialists should do dressings since they’re keen on ensuring that the wound is thoroughly cleaned. In addition, they’ll remove the contaminated tissues and bacteria before covering the wound.
Assist with physical exercise
Physical exercise is crucial during the recuperation process of your furry friend. Exercise will make them feel better, especially if they’re usually lively and active. However, it would help if you were keen when exercising the pet. Too much exercise may worsen the situation. Always consult a specialist on the type and intensity of exercises you can give.
Moreover, exercise will minimize behavioral problems such as excessive barking and digging. Furthermore, the anxiety and tension resulting from the illness will reduce. Exercises will also mitigate conditions such as vestibular disease in dogs.
Additionally, you may massage the cat/dog as part of therapy. Consult a veterinarian on when to apply heat or cold when massaging the affected area. Massage will increase blood and oxygen flow in their body. Moreover, it will bring about a relaxation feeling essential for recovery.
Help your dog’s recovery
There are several methods to help your furry pal heal. Pay close attention to the pain level and frequency of the symptoms and be mindful of what they eat and drink. Remember that recovery is a slow but steady process. It may take several weeks.
Sheryl Wright is a freelance writer specializing in digital marketing, inclusive business, and interior design. If she is not at home reading, she is at a farmers’ market or climbing in the Rockies. She lives in Nashville, TN, with her cat, Saturn.