Nursing a Sick Dog
Nursing a sick dog is one of the vital
measures that a dog owner needs to understand. Similarly,
when a dog becomes sick, the dog is in need of more care and
affection based activities by the dog owners. Nursing a sick
animal is often considered as an art and this should not be
taken as a causal measure.
Yes. You need to take extra care to the dog when it becomes
sick. For example, the sick dog with high fever needs to be
given only some bread pieces and bulky non-vegetarian items may
be avoided. Such dogs should be kept in some calm place
after medications are taken and should not be disturbed.
During the nursing of the dog who has taken the drug, the
animal needs coaxing and stroking by the owner. Don’t
raise the dog’s head too much to avoid the passing of drugs
given by the mouth directly into the respiratory organs like
lungs. During the nursing measures, take care by giving
Safety is to be given more priority during the nursing
activity in any dog. When the dog has severe diarrhea, the
animal may start showing signs of dehydration. Hence, the
nursing care for dehydration includes an addition of small
doses of salt and glucose to water in a careful manner.
Similarly, the vomiting dog also needs proper nursing
care. Ice cubes may be given in such cases along with egg
whites to smooth the esophageal passage.
Nowadays, a non-contact based infrared thermometer has come
up in the market to obtain the temperature of the animal
without much stress. Place the dog in a shaded place if
the temperature is so high and provide good ventilation to the
suffering animal. If the animal is suffering from
hypothermia, provide warm blankets to given comfort to the