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The Benefits of Adopting a Senior Pet

by PetFirst Pet Insurance
7 years ago


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.  To help reimburse up to 90% of these expenses, PetFirst offers pet health insurance policies that cover new diagnoses and treatment plans for senior pets.  To create your customized quote, visit or call 1-855-270-7387.

About PetFirst

PetFirst is the fastest growing pet insurer in North America offering easy-to-understand lifelong coverage for dogs and cats. PetFirst’s comprehensive coverage is unique in the industry providing simplified policies with coverage for hereditary, chronic and breed-specific conditions with no per diagnosis limits.  PetFirst offers pet insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through animal welfare agencies, retailers, employers as well as other partners.  PetFirst polices are underwritten by American Alternative Insurance Corporation (Munich Re) which is rated by A.M. Best as A+.  Additional services are underwritten by Lloyd’s.  For more information about PetFirst pet insurance, visit or call 855-270-7387.

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