Is there anything worse than when one of your puppies is sick?
They’re always puppies when they’re sick, no matter how old they really are. My first urge when one of my dogs is sick is to pick them up, hold them close and coo “It’s OK” at them until they magically feel better, but we all know that I’m not really helping when I do that. The only one who feels better after is me. I consulted with our vet and an hour later, the local after-hours ER vet and both told me to try not to worry, keep an eye on him and bring him in if he’s not feeling better tomorrow. So basically, do nothing and try not to panic.
Still, it’s nearly impossible to sit back and do nothing, so I’ve developed a few ways to help them feel better, without being a pain in their tail.
I’m no vet and you should always check with your vet to make sure you’re doing what’s right for your dog. These are my go to, tried and true ways to make a sick dog feel better.… [read more]