There are many benefits to pet ownership for the elderly. Searching for the right pet can be time-consuming, but when you find the right pet for your loved one, the rewards are priceless. If you are looking for the perfect pet for your elderly family member then stop what you're doing and grab a cup of coffee and read this article. There are great benefits that pets give seniors. They provide companionship, affection, and Joy. In this short article, we will discuss the pros and cons of three popular choices when selecting a pet.

The pros of dog ownership.

Dogs are great companions; they give more than enough affection, and they give great Joy to the owner.

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A small dog would be a good choice for the elderly loved one because they sit in the lap and desire to be loved. Dogs are faithful and loving, and will never leave your side.

The cons of Dogs.

Younger dogs make a mess; especially puppies. The cleaning up would consume a lot of energy and time. Dogs require daily walks, at 60 years old, this wouldn't be a problem in most cases, but when your elderly loved one turns 75 or 80, This task may not be as easy as it was in their earlier years. Dogs require a lot more food than a cat or bird.

Pros of cat ownership

Cats are great companions, some even give a lot of affection. If the right feline is found, a cat will give years of love. Cats have unique personalities, and this alone would give their owner years of joy. Cats are less dependent than owning a dog or birds, and cats love to play, no matter what their age is.

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The cons of cats.

Cats play rough and use their teeth and claws. They are extremely temperamental at times. One minute they want to play, and the next, they may get irritated and bite or scratch. Elderly loved ones have sensitive skin, and a bite or a scratch may cause an infection. If the cat is going to be an indoor cat, then a litter is required. Litter can be costly because changing the litter box is required daily.

Bird pros.

Birds are great companions, and would give the owner great joyous days. They sing, and some, like parrots, even learn words. The seed that the bird eats is noticeably less food than that needed for a dog or cat. Some birds can be trained to be held, or to sit on your shoulder.

Bird cons.

Birds don't show affection like Dogs Of Cats. They bite, and their cages require cleaning similar to the cat litter box.

In conclusion.

In conclusion, whatever pet you choose, a pet is beneficial and even promotes good #Health for the owner. A pet can be a best friend. No matter which pet is right for your elderly family member, we recommend you take all the pros and cons and apply them in your diligent search for companionship for your favorite senior citizen. #Shopping #Animal Advocacy