Managing Your Fatigue When Dealing With Special Needs Pets

Graham says that she sees some clients stay by their pet’s side for years, often times not taking a vacation because the pet is diabetic. Owners often stress all day about if their pet is happy at home, if they’ve remembered to administer medications, if they’re eating, etc., which can add great stress to someone’s plate, regardless of how full it is.

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luna-and-my-hand-1102125__340During my mid-late 20s, I worked within the adult entertainment industry both locally on the Gold Coast as well as around Australia in various roles.  There was a time when I was working in Darwin (Northern Territory) regularly at a strip club doing a “contract” (where the strip club provides accommodation and airfare assistance in return for me working at their club every night it was open for a specific amount of time).

The first time as a young adult that I experienced pet caregiver fatigue was in early December 2006 when my cat (her name was Bibs) had developed Lymphoma and, during one of these contracts whilst in Darwin, she had to go through chemotherapy treatments.

Then another year I was doing the exact same contract however had to deal with the stress of a diabetic cat (whilst relying upon a flatmate who suffered severe migraines).

This is my way of saying I can relate to this “caregiver fatigue”.  I can relate to that immense stress, guilt, anxiety that a pet caregiver has when they’re away from home and having to rely upon someone else to do as good (if not better) a job as them.

It’s for this exact reason that I developed my membership based (exclusive on call) pet care services … so you (the primary pet caregiver) can have a day or week off … and I will keep you updated… I can do the medication, vet trips and so forth (all inclusive for live in pet sitting membership clients) for you to have some much needed time out…

 

 

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