6 Good Reasons Why Seniors Should Get Pets

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Fear of being alone ranks high on the list of issues faced by the elderly. You may not be able to spend as much time as you'd like with your family.

Fear of being alone ranks high on the list of issues faced by the elderly. You may not be able to spend as much time as you'd like with your family.

1. They make great companions

Dog owners, for example, need to take their pets for regular walks. You'll probably meet a few other dog people along the way.

2. They help you socialize

When you don't have to go to work or take care of small children, it's easy to feel like you have no reason to get out of bed in the morning. 

3. Pets give you a routine

Because of their age, the elderly are often the victims of crime. Because they aren't as strong or as quick as younger people, this is a major problem.

4. Pets offer protection

These tasks could range from opening doors to helping you get dressed in the morning, crossing the street, or calling 911 in an emergency. 

5. They help disabled people

Funny pets abound. Their actions may amuse you. Some have dance and trick skills. They prevent home boredom.

6. They help you have more fun

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