Sometimes, I would ask my relatives or closest friends for some help in taking care of my pets. They knew I struggled with my fears and they were more than willing to help me for a few days until I got back on my feet.
I couldn’t bother my friends and relatives on a regular basis so I made some preparations on hiring a pet sitter in case my fears had the best of me. I did some research and got a list of people who I could call. When my anxiety would interfere with my life, I always had a list of pet sitters I could call If I really needed them.
I also talked to my pet’s veterinarian on other ways to take care of my pets while I struggled with my fears. My pet’s veterinarian provided me with other helpful suggestions that I could take advantage of in case I had trouble taking care of my pets and mental health issues.
I also came up with one important fact about my pets and mental health. If you know you struggle with certain mental health issues, don’t wait until the last minute to figure out how to take care of your pets.
I realized that now is the time to plan ahead for my pets’ needs in case my mental health issues got the best of me.
Many people who struggle with their mental health sometimes forget or do know what to do in taking care of their pets when they become incapacitated due to anxiety, fear, and depression. Don’t wait until its too late to make sure your pets are taken care of when it comes to dealing with your mental health.
By: Stan Popovich