Over 50's and pets
Aussie Over Fifties Seniors Guide To Pet Care
Over 50's the Fun of being a Pet Owner
It has been seen that senior pet owners having firmly bonded with a pet have reduce stress, lower blood pressure and there social interaction and physical activity are both increased.
Those over 50 that might be considering a new pet, need to keep in mind that a pet does offer a lot of health benefits but they also need to be looked after, cleaned and loved. Then there are times when you might want to go on holiday or to a place or places where you cannot take your pet with you and as such the pet will need to be boarded or cared for by a friend or family member. Then we have potential veterinarian fees and possible pharmaceuticals, not to mention other pet supplies, bedding and so on.
The benefits in many ways seem to out way the not so good things, as a new pet can stimulate so much, even though some costs may apply.
It is important that you learn about your new pet so some reading up on an animal or breed will help. Then the sleeping arrangement need to be sorted. The new pet will require some exercise, toilet training, feeding and grooming comes into play. So doing all these things creates an interest and is mentally stimulating and these things are important as we age.
All type of pets do provide owns with other intangibles too. Keeping in mind that just about all animals live very much for today.
Pets have no worries and they do not think about tomorrow. Yet some seniors do have concerns about the next day and the days after, thinking about tomorrow for some people can be very scary, having a pet with that sense of now, tends to rub off on their owners.
Some senior pet owners are able to remember how incredibly barren and lonely their lives were without their pet's company. It is a known fact that pets help reduce and lessen loneliness. Just having a pet helps seniors focus on the pet rather than some other physical condition or problem and this helps negative preoccupations about aging.
It should be said that the pets also benefit, in fact these lucky pets often go from the pound to a loving home and are pampered. The new owners are often seniors and they have lots of time to spend with a previously unwanted pet.
Where you can find Pets
You can spend time searching the internet for breeders as an example this search phrase; "animal breeders Australia" brought up some 712,000 results. So sourcing out a breeders could be a good choice.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or the RSPCA for short, are constantly looking for new owners for unwanted pets and unless these animals are rescued they are more often than not euthanized which is very sad but true!.
The RSPCA has branches in all the capital cities and in many of the regions throughout the country.
New South Wales:- www.rspcansw.org.au
South Australia:- www.rspcasa.org.au/
Australian Capital Territory:- www.rspca-act.org.au/
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