how to care for an abused dog

How to Care for an Abused Dog

Tips to Care for an Abused Dog

It is a sad fact of life that many dogs suffer abuse of some kind during their lives. Abuse can take the form of physical assaults or punishment – but many pets suffer from the silent abuse of neglect. When abuse occurs during a sensitive stage of a dog’s development, it can have a profound impact for the rest of its life, even if the dog is subsequently removed from the abusive environment.

An older dog may bounce back from a bad situation, but a young, impressionable dog will show lasting mental scars. He or she often has to be coaxed out of a shell of resistance and will likely never be fully trusting.

Types of Dog Abuse

Dog abuse takes many forms, including the following:

The Dog’s Reaction to Abuse

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