Seniors and Pets

Seniors and pets

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Maybe you prefer a rabbit, a guinea pig, or a bird? Did you know that owning a pet has many health benefits? A lot of these health benefits are great for seniors! Pets can lower blood pressure, provide companionship, reduce stress and increase physical activity.

Dogs can teach you how to focus on the present and enjoy the moment. Cats can teach you not to notice the little annoyances in life, and did you know that there are studies that suggest their purrs have healing properties? Pets are good at detecting things we can’t see, either, like oncoming illnesses. Even reading up on a pet can help mentally stimulate a person.

Pets help you to establish a healthy daily routine and get out of the house. While you are out, you may make new friends or find a new place to spend some times. More places are letting people bring their pets with them these days. You can even find online and local groups that provide support for the pet of your choice.

Pets are great for helping with depression or loneliness. They are always there when you need them, and they love you unconditionally. Just keep that food bowl going, and they will be happy! Even smaller animals can be smart enough to train! What is something you dreamed of owning when you were younger? You could own any pet you want! And don’t forget, when it’s time to buy pet supplies or go to the vet, check your friendly Sciddy mobile app for local discounts.

Credit to: https://www.agingcare.com/Articles/benefits-of-elderly-owning-pets-113294.htm