Monday, December 26, 2011

Tips for Pets in Pain

For pet lovers the thought of your pet being in pain is very upsetting.

In the past, veterinarians were trained to not give much worry to the physical pain pets can suffer. In a Fox New report Dr. Dawn Boothe, DVM and professor of clinical pharmacology at Auburn University stated:

"Twenty years ago, veterinary schools taught that animals don't feel pain to the degree that humans do, so there wasn't much attention paid to the issue."

Fortunately, today the school of thinking has changed quite a bit and now pet owners are encouraged to observe their pets carefully for signs they are in pain. And, they are encouraged to take action to help make them more comfortable.

While pets with severe injuries like a broken leg will usually display clear signs of pain such as severe limping or crying, experts say that pets suffering from chronic pain aren't always so easy to detect.

According to Dr. Sandee Hartsfield, DVM, a professor of small-animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University:

"A pet with an acute injury like a broken leg is more likely to respond to you by moving away or biting or pawing you, while a pet suffering from chronic pain such as arthritis tends to be quieter than usual."

Arthritis is a general term that refers to a great number of conditions where there is a loss of viscosity and lubrication of the joint. This begins as mild and occasional inflammation (just like with humans) but then develops into a chronic condition that involves actual deterioration of the cartilage that surrounds the joint. Cats and dogs are highly prone to arthritis... especially as they age.

There are signs that indicate that your pet is suffering from joint pain. It may get up slowly after sleeping. It may be reluctant to run or even walk or have trouble hopping into the car. In the worst cases, he or she yelps when you pet him.

Other possible signs that your pet may be suffering from chronic pain are:

    Loss of appetite
    Lethargic behavior
    Distancing itself socially

Below are a few suggestions from veterinarians to help relieve chronic pet joint pain in pets:

    Gentle massage with hands or applying heat with warm moist towels to tender areas.
    Carefully monitoring diet to prevent excess weight which aggravates joint problems
    Comfortable bedding
    Dietary supplementation with nutrients known to help with joint pain

Since our pets can't simply tell us when they are in pain you might want to carefully monitor your pets for signs of chronic pain and if trying the above suggestions doesn't help consider going to the vet.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Is Giving a Pet for Christmas a Good Idea?

If you walk down the street and pass by a pet store, you just can't manage to resist taking a look at the wagging tails and those gloomy looking brown eyes which stare at you through the window. There is no doubt that countless people would love to purchase a pet for their loved ones this Christmas, seeing as it's the season of loving and giving. Needless to say, the urge can be quite strong, but should you really do it? Is buying a pet for the holidays truly a good idea? Below are a bunch of things to ponder on.

    You have to deeply consider whether or not there are other people living with the individual you plan to buy a pet for. While the recipient could be happy to receive a lovely, cute and highly adorable dog or cat for this Christmas, their roommates or relatives might not be so welcome to the idea. After all, you do not really know how well they'll be capable to manage the pet if the owner is not around at home. They just might finish up becoming annoyed with the litter in particular areas of the house, or the torn shreds of clothing and papers scattered all over. You'd have to ensure which each person agrees with the welcoming of a new pet.

    You'll want to make certain which no one in the house is vulnerable to allergic reactions. a bunch of people must be quite sensitive to the stray hairs being shed by pets, and this can really take a toll on their health. Yes, you are giving the pet to someone you care for, but even you have to take into account if he, she or their household companions can tolerate it, health-wise.

    Owning a pet could be really high maintenance, most particularly with the foods, the toys and other accessories they will need. With that in mind, you must contemplate on the financial situation of the recipient. Sure, you can always chip in with the expenses, but you can't do it all the time. Always make sure that the person you are giving a pet to is in a position to spend for the pet's needs. When the pet gets sick, the expenses for any treatment options and medication might be coming out of their pockets too, and we all know that curing ailments even in animals may be a pretty pricey affair.

These are just a bunch of the things you need to take into account if you are thinking of getting an individual a pet for Christmas.