Gentle, Reliable Care for Senior & Special Needs Pets
What is a Special Needs Pet?
Senior pets, pets under veterinary care, or pets requiring specialized attention are all considered special needs. These pets include those that have developed medical issues such as diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid conditions, or urinary issues/chronic kidney disease, as well as those recovering from surgery.
Geriatric pets can be challenged by mental impairment (“doggy dementia”), blindness, or hearing difficulties. They may be living with chronic kidney failure, arthritis, hip dysplasia, or incontinence and need a little extra patience and tender loving care.
I am experienced with many kinds of supportive care, including:
- Oral and topical medication administration
- Injectable medication administration (such as insulin)
- Syringe feeding, special diets, handmade/raw meals
- Subcutaneous (sub q) fluid administration
- Passive range of motion exercises and therapies
- Assisting mobility-impaired pets with walks, exercise, therapy, and potty breaks (20lb weight limit)
Medical Pet Sitting & Respite Care
Do you feel overwhelmed by your pet’s health needs?
That’s perfectly normal! Taking a caregiver break can help you to rest and regain balance, so you can continue to provide the special care your pet needs while also attending to your own life and needs. Caring for your senior or special needs pet can be exhausting, in addition to the changes you might need to make to your life and work schedules, in order to accommodate your pet’s needs.
I can help fill in and take some of the burden from you by providing medical care for your pets while you and your family work on incorporating your pet’s needs into the daily schedule or to allow you to enjoy a weekend getaway or longer vacation.
My respite care services provide this necessary break by coming to your home to check on your pet’s well-being, administer medication, perform treatments, and provide full service pet-sitting care.
Note: I help pet owners in accordance with the recommended treatments and medications prescribed by their pets’ veterinarians. I am not a substitute for veterinary care, and will never diagnose conditions or prescribe treatments under any circumstances.
Hire a Trusted & Skilled Pet Care Provider
Caring for a senior or special needs pet requires a unique blend of patience, love, and expertise. I understand the challenges and needs of these pets, and I am committed to providing gentle, reliable care tailored to their specific requirements.
I offer a compassionate, professional service that honors your special bond with your pet. Trust in my experience and dedication to make a positive difference in the lives of your beloved senior or special needs animals!