So many of us have pets we love like family. But when a pet owner gets to the point when he or she can no longer care for their pet, it's a necessity to set solutions in place to ensure that both owner and pet receive the best of care.
To make things as easy as possible to caretaker and children, take a look at these helpful suggestions:
- Automatic dog feeders and dog water dispensers are available at pet stores, department stores, and online. Sizes that are appropriate for all dog sizes are available.
- There are veterinarians who make house calls. Do a little research on Google to see if there are any such vets in your area.
- Some areas have the Meals on Wheels program that will also feed a pet, if necessary. And there are a few Protect Animal Life (PAL) Humane Society programs that work with Meals on Wheels to pay for grooming, dental care, temporary boarding, and fostering for senior's pets.
- Don't be embarrassed to reach out to neighbors and friends to give you a hand with walking or feeding your senior's pet.
- Meals on Wheels in some areas also gives senior centers grants to pay for food and treats. They also find volunteers who are willing to walk, take the dog to the vet, or any other services they can.
Studies have shown that seniors who are able to keep their pets have less depression; more sense of purpose; more happiness; are more distracted from their ailments and keep more active. No one would want to take these benefits away from their senior family member or friend.
At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!