Dog Gift Baskets to Cheer a Sick Pet

Just like people, pets get sick too. However, it's important to know just when and how to treat your sickness. Unlike people, dogs can't tell you where it hurts. Here are some of the most common illnesses for dogs and ways to treat them, not to mention, cheer up your pup a bit in the process: Allergies
Did you know that almost 1 in 7 dogs will suffer from allergies? Just like people, dogs will have allergic reactions at any time to certain things in his or her environment. Usually, an allergy appears in the form of constant licking of paws and belly, rubbing the face, stuffy nose, itchy skin, ear infections, or hives. Should your dog have an allergic reaction, treatment will usually involve bathing and fatty acids for skin related problems, antihistamines, and corticosteroid injections or tablets. See your vet if the reaction is severe, as your dog may need an allergy shot or a stronger medication to treat the problem. Once you've got your medications, use the Pet Daily Dose Pill Minder to stay on track. The Common Cold
Dogs, like humans, can catch colds from interacting with other pets or just by coming in contact with the virus. In many cases, dog colds involve coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and runny eyes. If your dog gets a cold, be sure to keep him indoors. Keep him warm and dry and feed him warm chicken broth to stay hydrated. You can also turn your bathroom into a steam room by running the shower very hot and then having your pet breathe in the warm, moist air for a few minutes. This will loosen any congestion. Finally, take him to the vet to be sure it's not a bacterial infection. Chances are your vet will prescribe an antibiotic to help protect your dog from further illness caused by a weakened immune system. Cheer your dog with one of our Dog Gift Baskets, such as any of our Get Well Dog Gift Baskets. They're filled with toys and treats that are sure to help your dog feel like his self again. Urinary Tract Infection
If your dog is having difficulty urinating, urine leaking, frequent urination, or pain while urinating, chances are that your dog has a urinary tract infection. This is a problem that can't be dealt with at home and requires a vet's attention. Antibiotics will be prescribed to help with the bacterial infection that caused the problem for a period of 10 to 14 days; however your dog should start to feel better within 48 hours. Keep your dog well hydrated and try supplementing your dog with cranberry pills or cranberry juice. This will help improve the pH of the urine, which will help clear the infection. Once your dog is better, give him some great treats to enjoy from one of our Dog Gift Baskets. The Sick as a Dog Gift Baskets are perfect for giving your dog a pick me up after he's been through a tough illness. He'll love the yummy treats and you'll feel great knowing you're taking care of your dog. Don't just think Dog Gift Baskets are for cheering up the pup either. If you have a friend or loved one with a sick pet, send a gift basket from Sending one of our Dog Gift Baskets shows you care and can help cheer up any owner!