It is heartbreaking when we find out that our dog has cancer but there are ways to ensure that the furry member of our family lives out its time peacefully and as pain free as possible.
Obviously the first step according to petcured.com would be consulting your vet to see what options are available for caring for a pet dog with cancer. You can then make an informed decision on what, if any, form of treatment to take.
When caring for a pet dog with cancer, a safe environment that is free of stress in familiar surroundings is where your dog will feel most comfortable. Usually this is at home. Now you can focus on the quality of life for your dog as well as emotionally preparing yourself by spending time with your sick pet.
Nutrition is important. If possible we need to make sure our dog doesn’t lose or gain too much weight by ensuring that they have a healthy, nutritional and well balanced diet. A few adjustments to diet can benefit pooch considerably. Keep sugars to a minimum, preservative free food and a supplement of omega 3 can make a difference.
If possible, and your dog is able to, try to be sure they have a bit of exercise or time outdoors. This can be beneficial to both you and your bet. Just a gentle stroll can give you both a bit of well needed relaxation. If strolling is not an option, sitting outside in the sun for a while can be beneficial.
Learn to recognize when your dog is in pain. As a caregiver you can then provide any medication to make sure your dog is pain free.
At this awful time, being educated and knowing what treatments-traditional or holistic- are available to you can help immensely. There is a plethora of information out there regarding different therapies. Once you have done your research you can make an informed decision on what steps to take next.
Most important of all is that you enjoy your time with your dog and know that you have done everything possible for pooch.
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Filled Under: Pets Posted on: August 2, 2016