CARING FOR YOURSELF
WHILE CARING FOR A SICK PET
Managing a beloved pet's chronic or terminal disease can be stressful. Our science blog is dedicated to helping pet owners and veterinarians understand this stress, and finding ways to reduce it, so that people can make the most of their time with their pet.
We love our four-legged family members because they bring so much to our lives: love and affection, constant companionship, they even improve our health.
But what happens when our pets become sick?
Pets can live happy lives for months or even years after the diagnosis of a chronic or terminal disease. But no matter how much we love our pets, providing care when they are sick can take a toll on the owner— “pet caregiver burden.”
Petcaregiverburden.com is dedicated to the science of caregiver burden in the pet owner, and the understanding of how the owner's experience impacts others, including the veterinarian and the pet.
With backgrounds in clinical psychology and veterinary medicine, our team's research aims to help people decrease the stress and make the most of the time remaining with their pet.