Bringing a pet into your home and heart provide many physical and emotional perks. Michelle Townsley, DVM Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Wichita shares how pet companions can enhance senior’s daily lives.
Empowering Seniors – Pet Companions For Seniors
Statistics show that pets benefit seniors. As a result, the bond between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness. So having pets can improve our health. Animals can give a sense of being needed. Being cherished and loved is an important emotional need. Sometimes seniors might hesitate to get a pet. If a seniors situation allows it, having a pet can have a very positive affect. Deciding which pet to bring home can be a fun process. But there are many factors to keep in mind before bringing home a furry companion.
The following suggestions can help provide how to pick out the alright kind of pet companion.
- Ask peoples opinion.
- Make sure your physical health matches the activity level of your pet.
- Remember there is an expense to owning a pet.
- Volunteer at a shelter to see what type of pet you match well with.
Overall a pet companion can provide a senior with a healthier, happier and more wholesome life. If your loved one is really wanting a pet help them find that perfect companion. And help enhance the quality of their life.