Caregiver Burden for People with Sick Cats

The toll that caring for a chronically ill or dying animal takes — and how you can relieve the stress.


The term “caregiver burden” is often applied to people taking care of human loved ones who are very sick and possibly dying. Such caretakers experience greater stress, depression, and anxiety than those in the general population as well as a reduced quality of life. But researchers have also found that those who care for chronically ill or dying cats experience the same levels of distress.

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