Senior pets offer benefits to senior citizens

11/18/2013 | Huffington Post, The

Older pets are harder to place than puppies or kittens, but they are often wonderful friends to the families who open their hearts and homes to them. Older animals are usually house-trained and calmer than younger animals, and they offer tremendous rewards in companionship, health and activity for senior citizens, especially those who live alone, writes Petplan's Natasha Ashton. Studies show that elderly dog owners spend an average of 1.4 hours outside each day with their pet.

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