11 Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

Many believe that dogs are too active and high maintenance to be good pets for seniors. Now, this may be true for certain breeds, but there are literally hundreds of breeds out there and some of them are actually very well-suited to seniors. Below, we highlight 11 of the best dog breeds for seniors from corgis to Westies and explain what makes them such great companions for elderly adults Poodle Poodles frequently rank on lists of the best dog breeds for seniors, and that’s for good reason: They’re easy to train if you get them young, and they’re very devoted to

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What Your Dog Can Do That A Doctor Can’t

Have you considered adopting a shelter dog month? It's by far the kindest thing people can do for dogs, the health benefits we get in return are substantial! What Your Dog Can Do That A Doctor Can’t Pet therapy for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia has proven to be a powerful tool for improving the health and wellness of patients.  That’s why pets are more than part of a program at Silverado Memory Care Communities, they are a way of life.  Incorporating pets has proven to be successful, particularly in the evenings where patients can be confused or agitated (also known as “sundowning”)..

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How Pets Keep Seniors Healthy & Happy

How Pets Keep Seniors Healthy & Happy

For almost all of human history, pets have provided people with companionship and four-legged assistance. While pets aren’t for everyone, they can be a great source of joy for many people. For the elderly, they can be even more, helping seniors stay physically and emotionally healthy. How Pets Keep Seniors Healthy & Happy In recent years, plenty of scientific study has confirmed that pets do wonders for the well-being of seniors. For those of us who care for the elderly, whether as a family caregiver or a senior care provider, these studies show that furry friends can play a key role

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Why Senior Citizens Should Own a Pet

Why Senior Citizens Should Own a Pet

Many people own pets, but no population needs one more than senior citizens. Owning a pet has many benefits that can help seniors feel better about their life and improve their health. If you’re considering a pet, read about all of the advantages of one here. The Perks Pets Provide Pets are friends. They are loyal and can gauge how you feel and what you are thinking. They know when you’re sad, happy, and will try to make you feel better. While this may sound like invented benefits from a dog lover, there’s scientific evidence behind it. The American Heart

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Symptom Checker Could Help Diagnose Your Dog

When your dog is under the weather or experiencing a more serious health issue, you probably dread the thought of an expensive veterinarian bill. However, as your dog can not tell you what he or she is experiencing, you will need to clearly watch your dog to make the best guess.Symptom Checker Could Help Diagnose Your Dog The more information you can provide to your vet, the lower the bill may be, as you could eliminate unnecessary tests from being administered. This is why you should utilize a dog symptom checker on the Internet. Symptom Checker Could Help Diagnose Your Dog A

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Is a Dog Right for You?

How Seniors Benefit from Pet Therapy

Look at that adorable little face! Can anything warm your heart as quickly and completely as the tiny soft body of a puppy... any puppy?  Their little bodies nuzzle right up to you. Their little eyes melt your heart in a second. Who doesn't really want a dog? How wonderful they are; unconditional love, unlimited cuteness, too adorable for words.  But is a dog the right pet for you?Is a  Dog Right for You? This article was not intended to discourage you, but rather to help you prepare for this new addition and make sure this is the right decision

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Shake the Winter Blues by Making Extra Money Pet Sitting

The snowy days of winter, what does it mean for you? To most folks winter means a time of slippery sidewalks, nasty roads, flu season, and something that can be much worse for others, the Winter Blues. The winter blues does not generally happen to someone who is busy all day with things to do in the winter, because they keep active and energetic, as night time approaches, they relax and go to sleep. Now, since you have enough extra time on your hands in the winter, that it causes you to get the winter blues, lets discover a great

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Mind Stimulation for Your Dog

Do you come home from work and find your dog's food bowls are flipped over and water is all over the floor?  Perhaps you find garbage strewn all over the house? Are there holes dug all over the yard? Do you find chew marks on your furniture? Has the stuffing been pulled out of your couch? Are all of these and other naughty things being done by your lovable pet pooch? The cause is simple. Your pet is bored! Mind Stimulation for Your Dog Now a more challenging question; what do you do about it? All dogs need to do more than

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Is Your Pet Ready for Outdoor Weather?

Is Your Pet Ready for Outdoor Weather?

When the weather's nice, many people like to head outdoors - and their pets do, too. Before you let your pet go outside, make sure you've taken steps to prevent pests, care for their skin, and know how to spot signs of allergies. Is Your Pet Ready for Outdoor Weather? Fleas and Ticks: Pets are susceptible to a variety of bugs and pests - especially fleas and ticks. Both should be avoided as fleas can trigger allergies and dermatitis in pets as well as infectious diseases in people and pets. Ticks may also carry diseases that can be harmful to pets.

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