Specially-Abled Pets Day

Did you know that May 3rd is Specially-Abled Pets Day? There are many lovable pets with medical problems or disabilities. While these furballs may require some extra TLC, they can still make wonderful animal companions. Here, a local Diamond Bar, CA vet discusses specially-abled pets.

Adopting A Specially-Abled Pet

Are you ready to adopt a new pet? Don’t let a disability scare you away from adopting that super cute dog or cat. While specially-abled pets do need lots of care, taking care of your four-legged friend may be easier than you think. Adopting a specially-abled pet can also be very fulfilling. These lovable pets often have a very hard time finding homes, so you will truly be doing something wonderful by helping an animal in need.

Veterinary Care

Before adopting a specially-abled pet, make sure that you will be able to provide for your furry pal’s needs. Ask plenty of questions, and find out the estimated costs of caring for your pet. Many special needs pets really don’t cost much more than any other pet, but it’s best to be sure.

Purrs And Tail Wags

Our animal companions have amazing resilience. There are many three-legged dogs that run and play with their four-legged pals without a care in the world. We’ve also seen pets in little wheelchairs racing around, having the time of their lives. You may also have seen the video of the bird with no feathers, who is just as cheerful as can be. Specially abled pets have lots of love to offer, and can be an inspiration in themselves!

Developing Issues

Sometimes pets start out quite healthy, but can develop medical issues later in life. For instance, it isn’t uncommon for older dogs and cats to have issues with their hearing or vision. In these cases, you may find that making some simple adjustments to your furry buddy’s care regimen is all that’s needed. If your senior dog has trouble seeing, put out carpet runners, which will help your canine friend find his or her way around. Try to avoid leaving things on the floor, where your pet could trip on them, and use baby gates to block off dangerous spots, like stairways. Ask your vet for specific recommendations.

Do you have questions about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your Diamond Bar, CA animal clinic, anytime. We are always happy to help!

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