show that there may be health benefits to seniors owning pets,
ranging from a higher level of physical activity to better mental
health. Seniors who have pets tend to have better physical health and
an improved ability to cope with stress, among other benefits.
a pet can help prevent social isolation, providing companionship and
support to seniors who may not have others in the home. In addition,
having a pet to care for can give seniors a sense of purpose and
encourage them to set a healthy daily routine, including walking
regularly and eating and sleeping at regular times.
owning a pet can be beneficial to many older adults, it is also
important to ensure that the pet is a good fit for the senior. Some
factors to consider include:
- The responsibilities that would be involved in owning the pet
temperament and physical abilities of the breed in general and the
individual animal in particular
expenses associated with owning the pet
would take care of the pet if the senior became unable to do so
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