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How can a pet benefit a lonely senior?

A pet for a lonely senior can offer many benefits, such as companionship, loyalty, caring for a living being, sense of purpose. But mainly a pet offer the lonely senior something to love.

When planning for a pet, consider the senior capabilities of taking care of a pet and if that pet portray a health or accident risk (example: a hyper pet getting under foot or allergy to a certain pet).

Getting the right pet will help keep the senior, more active and motivated with life. It is known that pets are good for stress relief and metal health. 

Remember the senior life will change significantly when adding a pet to the family.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.