Today is National Pet Day, a day to enjoy and pamper our pets. Give a treat to whoever your furry friend is. You can hug your dog or cat, or put out special food for your bird or hamster. There’s always a way to give a little extra care to those animals that make us happy.
Private Home Health Care knows that pets can have very good benefits for the elderly. Depending on the pet, you can get more physical activity. A pet also gives you social interactions and a sense of purpose and security. You may even decrease your risk for heart disease based on some studies.
The right pet can help you enjoy life a bit more and lower stress. Pets can definitely make you feel loved and they can also help take your mind off of any pain.
We realize that it can be difficult for some to have a pet. When you think about a pet, it’s important to keep in mind a few things:
Your mobility. A pet needs to match your ability to move. A cat or bird might be better if you have trouble getting out.
Costs – Some pets can get more expensive than others with vet bills and food. If you are on a fixed income be sure to keep expenses in mind.
Housing – Where you live may determine what type of pet you can have. Check in with your housing authority contact before you make any decisions.
Check out this site if you have any interest in getting a pet and good luck! https://aginginplace.org/seniors-and-pets/