What To Do And What Not To Do When Your Pet Is In Pain

There’s nothing worse than having to see your pet in pain. They are a member of your family, but the
thing that makes it so upsetting when they are in pain is the fact that they can’t talk and tell you what’s
hurting or what the matter is. It could be that they are simply developing arthritis from getting older, or
it could be that they have a poorly stomach from something that they ate.

Whatever it is, you need to know what to do and what not to do when your pet is in pain. Read on for
the dos and don'ts:

Do: Take Your Pet To The Vet
If you’re not sure what is causing the pain, and even if you are, you should take your pet to the vet.
Having them checked over by a pro will give you a better idea of what is causing the pain and what you
should be doing to help them.

Don’t: Diagnose Them Yourself
You shouldn’t attempt to diagnose your pet yourself. It may be cheaper, but it can be more expensive
and dangerous in the long term if you don’t treat them when they need it or treat them with the wrong
thing. You shouldn’t expect them to get better alone. The sooner you take your pet to the vet, the
better. It could be a sign of something more serious going on, and pet ailments can progress far
quicker than a human ailment. If you leave it for too long, it may become untreatable.

Do: Find Health Food And Supplements To Support Their Healing
Providing you have the go ahead from your vet, looking for health food and supplements to support your
pet’s healing could be a good idea. There are options on sites like www.honestpaws.com, containing
CBD oil that is safe for pets and won’t give them a ‘high’. Do some research on the ingredient - it is
totally safe. You might even want to try some, too!

Don’t: Give Them Treats That Are Bad For Them
When humans are sick, they tend to want to eat comfort foods if they are able. However, giving your
dog comfort foods and treats that are bad for them could slow their healing process down. Giving
them chocolate will make them sick. Avoid giving them any human foods altogether and be very
careful with what you feed them!

Do: Let Them Have Space If They Want It
Your pet may not want attention while they are in pain. It might seem strange, but it could be best to
give them some space if they seem like they want it. You don’t want to distress them further.

Don’t: Crowd Them And Annoy Them

You want to love your pet, but they are not the same as you. They don’t understand the concept or
giving of love in the same way. By crowding them you will just annoy them, rather than making them
feel better. Every pet is different of course, so pay close attention to yours.

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