What Should You Do When Your Pet Isn’t Well?

Ill pug


If your pet isn’t feeling well, it could be caused by a number of different things. There is not a one shoe fits all approach seeing as different animals need different levels of attention, and certain symptoms will mean something different depending on which animal you have. When you notice that your pet isn’t well, there are a couple of steps that you could take, and in this article, we’re going to be looking at them. So, if you want to find out more about this topic, keep reading down below.

Love And Comfort

The first thing that your pet is going to need at this time is love and comfort. Much the same as when humans are ill, many animals like the comfort of their human at this time. The important thing is that you let them know that you are there for them and that they are not alone. It’s never nice to feel under the weather, and just because your pet can’t communicate with you the same way another human would, doesn’t mean they don’t need you. Everyone gets a little clingy when they aren’t feeling too good, so don’t punish your pet for this or make them feel bad for it.

If they want to come and cuddle up to you, let them. If they want to be around you constantly for the next couple of days, provide this support for them.

Try Different Products

There are a number of products that have been created specifically to help treat certain conditions in animals. Depending on what is wrong with your little friend, there are products that you can buy online and give to your pet such as cbd oil treats. Now, there is no guarantee that this is going to have the impact that you are looking for, but that doesn’t mean it is worth a try. Just remember that it isn’t possible to say what will and won’t work exactly, the same way that it is with humans.

Head To The Vet

The other thing that you should do is take your pet to the vet to get checked out. You are always going to be better safe than sorry with this one, because you don’t want to leave it and find out later that it is something more serious. Getting checked out at the vet is the only way for you to be 100% sure that there is no serious underlying condition to explain why your pet is feeling poorly. It’s the same as going to the doctor when you feel sick, you do it for peace of mind, and your pet should receive the same treatment. 

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should do when your pet isn’t well. You need to make sure that you are taking all possible precautions to keep your pet safe at this time, so you will need to be extra careful about what you do with them. We hope that your little friend feels better soon.


  • heather

    These are all great tips and I will keep these in mind. Our pets are a part of the family and I am always awar of their health.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I thought the pic was ET! I always know when Idris the Wonder Cat isn’t feeling the best as he generally loves the outdoors. When he’s sleeping in a wardrobe or gets ‘clingy’, he’s suffering. Thankfully we got him as a rescue kitten so were able to get him used to being checked out & giving him pills or caring for wounds is a doddle!

  • Rosie

    I’ve been hoping that I can move where I can have a pet so I can have a dog. In the meanwhile, I love “boning” up on posts like this so I won’t be as totally clueless, as I haven’t had a dog in a few decades!!

  • Tamra Phelps

    The worst time I had with doggie illness was right after we got our Doberman Fred. He was a pup, but huge. So, it was a job to get him to take meds, etc., Even though he had supposedly had his shots he was acting sick, so I took him to the vet. Sure enough, it was parvo. That can kill dogs. It was touch and go for several days & he had to stay at the vets. But he was so happy to come home! Dogs make you feel so appreciated, lol.

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