Customized Care for Your Special Needs Cat
What is a special needs pet? Realistically, all animals need special care and love. Special needs pets often require a little extra time and energy, especially as the pet gets older and the disabilities increasingly become worse. These animals take a certain level of commitment, especially from a financial standpoint, as they will often require much follow-up care.
Typically a cat or dog with special needs:
- Has a physical disability
- Has a chronic or terminal illness
- Is recovering from a serious injury
- Is elderly and/or requires hospice care at home
- Has emotional and/or behavioral problems
The above list is certainly not a comprehensive list of issues and diseases but gives you an idea of what to consider when contemplating the adoption of a special needs pet.
If you decide to open your heart to a pet with any special needs, it does not have to be a burden, but should provide you a warm and richly rewarding experience. Do not be discouraged in helping a pet that is less than perfect. Extra time, love, and cost go in to the care of the special pet that is in need of your added attention for its wellbeing. It can be a challenge, but one that comes with many rewards. These special pets do bring a lot of joy to and in many ways complete our lives.