SENIOR PET ADOPTION AND OWNERSHIP LEADS TO YEARS OF COMPANIONSHIP AND LOVE.
The care and well-being of Senior Pets is a growing concern across the United States. PetFirst wants to help change this by discussing the list of benefits when it comes to adopting a Senior Pet.
- Less destruction and more manners: Senior dogs and cats have learned the lessons of life when it comes to getting in trouble. A senior dog is less likely to chew shoes, or jump on guests having spent time living with a family. Same with a cat, they are more socialized to life with people.
- You can teach an old dog new tricks: Senior dogs can focus their attention longer, and they are more eager to please their owner. Obedience classes or working with a trainer will help you and your adult pet find ways to communicate and achieve the behavior you want.
- Purebred adult pets are available: If you have an attachment to a certain breed of dog or cat, chances are there is a breed rescue club who can assist you in finding that particular pet. Search Facebook or ask around for rescue group information.
- Companionship for senior adults: The perfect match, a senior dog or cat for a senior adult who could use a daily companion. Senior adults appreciate having a companion who will move at a slower pace and just enjoy time together. A senior pet is more relaxed and doesn’t require the chasing, training or clean up.
- Rescue each other: Whether you rescue the pet or the pet rescues you, both of you are winners! People who adopt senior pets feel a special sense of pride and purpose in opening their heart to a hard-to-place pet. In exchange, older pets have a strong sense ofloyalty and affection for their new owner.
There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to owning a senior pet as far as their health is concerned. A lot like humans, older pets do face challenges with weight and mobility changes; diabetes; and kidney, heart or liver disease.
All of these conditions are manageable with proper care and instructions from your veterinarian.