Handicapped Pets: How to Treat them?

Posted on September 12 2018

Handicapped Pets: How to Treat them?

Handicapped Pets: How to Treat them?
Animals can be affected by various disabilities, whether they are born or the result of an accident.

Why address this topic? My Little Personal Story begins almost 3 years ago with a small Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Joplin, she was a victim of an accident ten days after she was born, she got an eye out by her siblings. We were really worried about his ability to understand the world and its dangers.


Despite all the fears we have had, today she is doing very well and makes us happy.

The senses handicap for pets
There are different handicaps, a blind animal , deaf or without smell . These disabilities are usually quite restrictive but do not prevent the animal from living and do not usually cause any particular physical pain. As in humans, the other senses develop to overcome the defective meaning, which helps rebalance a little balance.

However, one must be doubly vigilant for one's weakened animal and respect certain rules. For example, watch him when he goes outside, do not let him out without a collar and a leash, avoid moving the furniture so that the blind animal does not lose its bearings, establish a language other than oral language for children. deaf animals (gestures, postures, looks, etc.).

The motor handicap for pets
The motor handicap is often quite restrictive for the animal as much as for the master. Some animals are born with one leg less, or limb amputation is necessary after an accident. Be that as it may, most of these animals are generally doing very well and showing great adaptability.

For animals whose hind limbs are paralyzed, there are dog wheelchair that can be used to replace the missing limbs. Huge progress is being made today to help our companions live their lives to the full, happy. The important thing is to allow them to regain autonomy.

It is not because the animal is disabled that we must change our behavior towards it. He will always need your love, hugs and attention.

In addition, it is not because your cat or dog has trouble moving and moving, he does not want to play! Feel free to stimulate him, to awaken his senses, and especially not to let him isolate himself.

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