How to make a better home for your pet
The pet care clinic in central Canada can be a lifesaver when it comes to your pet’s well-being.
(Published Monday, March 15, 2019)A pet care worker in the town of La Pointe, about 35 kilometres north of Ottawa, has been saving lives by getting a little bit more compassionate with her clients.
It started with an elderly man who had a severe asthma attack and was not eating much.
The dog was able to calm him down and give him a second chance at life.
“It really helped me understand why my patient was having an asthma attack,” said Mary Jo Lien, the clinic’s manager.
“He didn’t have a choice but to go to the emergency room.
It was a big blow to him.”
She then asked if the patient had allergies and the owner told her he did.
“I told her that was why he had a problem,” Lien said.
Lien, who works as a nurse, started helping clients to get home healthy and well.
Now she works with people who have been diagnosed with asthma or allergies to various drugs or medications, including methadone and other painkillers.
She’s been seeing a number of people who suffer from chronic pain, as well as people who are trying to make ends meet.
“A lot of them have had chronic pain for years, and they’re looking for help,” she said.
“They’re desperate to get back to normal.
They have a lot of financial constraints.”
The people who need her most are the elderly and the disabled, said Lien.
“I see them every day and they look at me as their family.”
A PetCare Worker, Lien is helping a client with asthma, allergies and chronic pain.
She said there’s a lot more compassion in the world than you might think.
“When you see the people in our community and people who really care, they’re just like us,” she told CBC News.
“We care about them.
We’re there for them.”Read more