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While you may not always know what happened to your rescued pet before you adopted them, there are things that you can do to help them put their best paw forwards towards a new, happy and stress-free life. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: HOW TO HELP YOUR NEW RESCUE PET RECOVER FROM PAST TRAUMA


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HOW TO HELP YOUR NEW RESCUE PET RECOVER FROM PAST
TRAUMA
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  • While you may not always know what happened to
    your rescued pet before you adopted them, there
    are things that you can do to help them put their
    best paw forwards towards a new, happy and
    stress-free life.
  • Rescued pets may often have a nervous or
    untrusting disposition, and while this may never
    go away completely, with time, patience and a lot
    of love, your pet can enjoy a better quality of
    life, and here are a few pointers to set you on
    the right path
  • Ensure that your dog feels safe and secure
  • Trauma can lead to all sorts of behavioural
    issues with pet dogs, and with many, they will
    always be on the look-out for danger and how to
    escape from it.

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  • If your traumatized pet doesnt feel safe when in
    your home, then there will be little help that
    you can give them. Always ensure that your dog
    has a safe and quiet place that they can go to if
    theyre feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Never
    punish your dog for feeling fearful, but at the
    same time, try to give them the space that they
    might need to calm down and feel okay again. Baby
    steps are needed for the most traumatized of
    pets, and each step towards their recovery or
    at least being able to cope with life must be
    slow and steady.
  • Give your pet a sense of control
  • As with humans who have been the victim of abuse
    or trauma, the feeling of control has been
    removed and victims often feel helpless and
    afraid.

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  • Try to teach your dog that when they perform an
    action that is good or behave in a manner that is
    worthy of reward, then continuing this will only
    ever to lead to positive things, and your dog can
    have some semblance of choice and control over
    their life. Never force your rescued pet to do
    something that theyre not ready to do, as this
    will again remove any sense of control that they
    may have had.
  • Love is all you need
  • Rescued pets may never have experienced love from
    a human before, and while smothering them in the
    early stages of your relationship with them is
    not recommended, showing them in small ways that
    you love them despite of their fears and
    insecurities, is a vital step in the
    rehabilitation process.

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  • Take time to understand your pet and be patient
    with them
  • Traumatized dogs may take weeks, months and even
    years to begin showing positive signs of
    improvement, and so its imperative that you are
    prepared to take things slowly and be patient
    with them. Rushing any part of this process will
    only ever have negative consequences, and if
    youve taken the effort to adopt a rescued pet,
    you should follow it through with patience until
    they have arrived at a place in their lives that
    they feel confident and safe with.
  • For more detailed advice and guidance on how to
    help your rescued pet overcome past trauma and
    lead a healthy, happy life, reach out to a
    professional with experience in this field your
    local veterinarian may be able to give you a
    recommendation.

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