February 1, 2024

#EndPetProAbuse: Be Kind & Respectful.

Today, Pet Professional Abuse is one of the key contributing factors for compassion fatigue.

Compassion fatigue is a term that describes the physical, emotional, and psychological impact of helping others — often through experiences of stress or trauma.

Compassion fatigue occurs when these triggers and experiences start to affect your thoughts, moods, and well-being outside of work. Being affected by your work is a normal part of caregiving professions, but when the feeling becomes overwhelming, you may be experiencing compassion fatigue.

While the symptoms can be frightening and sometimes debilitating, there are steps you can take to heal. Recognizing the signs, taking proactive preventive measures, and seeking treatment can help.

It is common for caregivers and many professionals to feel overwhelmed by their work. If you’re starting to feel that your compassion fatigue symptoms are affecting your life, reach out to your doctor. They may refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist specializing in trauma. Your doctor may also be able to treat any physical symptoms you are experiencing.

Pawrus® Staff are extremely passionate and skilled pet professionals who come to work to make an honest living by caring for other humans and their pets. All members of the public, students, and clients must treat our staff with courtesy and respect in the course of their work.

At Pawrus®, We have a Zero Tolerance Towards Abuse policy. This means that aggressive or violent behaviour towards our staff or any member of the public will not be tolerated under any circumstances. If we feel that our safety is threatened, we will not hesitate to report all incidents to the Police, or defer all violations to our legal representatives. We reserve all legal rights, including the right to commence legal proceedings.

Help us, help you by practising kindness and respect. Together, we can work to #EndPetProAbuse and create a safe and conducive environment for all to live, work and play in.

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