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What to Look Out for
Pets can be
a danger for seniors. Pet toys and leashes can cause accidental trips and
falls. Look out for these common dangers:
- Pet toys: Small objects such as a toy bone or a
ball can be hard to see. If you see any pet toys lying around the floor, be
sure to pick them up right away. You should have a designated spot for all your
- Overexcited pets: Pets who are too excited tend to
jump around a lot. They are very hyper active. Due to their eagerness, they
sometimes run around between peoples’ legs. If you have an over excited pet, be
very cautious when roaming around the house.
- Leashes: Sometimes it’s hard to see a leash
on the floor, and it’s easy to trip over it. You should have a specific
location to hang your pet’s leashes.
Whenever you are walking around your home, be
cautious of any objects lying on the ground. If there is something, carefully
pick it up and take it to its indicated spot.
Pets Perfect for Seniors
A pet is a
senior’s best friend! But what pet is the ideal choice for a senior? Here are
some pets that would be a great companion for a senior.
A cat is an
ideal choice if you like a peaceful and quiet home. Cats are very calm and
collected so you’ll never get a noise complaint. There’s no need to feel lonely
because cats love to cuddle! A cat is also small and light, so seniors can
easily lift them if needed. Cats are also very protective of their home, and it
sometimes makes seniors feel more secure.
A bunny can
be the perfect pet. Most of the time bunnies are kept in a small cage that can
fit anywhere in the house. If the bunny is nowhere near the feet of seniors,
seniors are less likely to accidentally trip over their pet. Bunnies also don’t
require a lot of attention. All they need is to be fed food and water and have their
cage cleaned every once in a while. The soft fur of a bunny is also great to
hold and cuddle.
If you are
someone that loves to have a loud home, a bird is the perfect choice for you.
Birds chirp all day long, so your home will never be silent. You can choose
from a variety of birds. Try out something new and choose the one with the most
fish tank with lots of colorful fish will have you feeling under the sea. If
you love the ocean and its wildlife, fish are the perfect pet for you. You can
even add soothing wave sounds and it will feel like you’re at the beach! Fish
are also very easy to be taken care of. They only require fish food and a clean
If you are a dog person, the best pet to have is
a dog. Dogs are energetic and fun to play with. There is never a dull moment
with them. To keep yourself and your dog healthy, take your pet on regular
walks. Take a trip to your local park or perhaps just walk around the
neighborhood. Dogs love to be pet and we love to pet them too! If you want to
avoid accidental trips, avoid small dogs. Small dogs can easily run between
your legs, so opt for a larger dog. Dogs can also be easily trained to sit.
This way if you need to walk around the house, your dog will be trained and not
be running around everywhere.
Seniors and Pets
that you have gone through a list of pets perfect for seniors, what are you
waiting for? It’s time to add a new member to the family! Stop by your local
pet store and get the ideal pet for you. Just be sure to keep you and your pet
safe at all times.