The Benefits of Pets

December 11, 2014
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Who doesn’t love to pet a dog or cuddle a kitten? Not only are they fun…they actually have shown to have some great benefits to the elderly, especially those who are living in a nursing home or assisted living community. Regular visits with pets, usually dogs, can have positive physical, emotional, and mental benefits. Seniors also benefit from owning and caring for a pet. It’s human nature to need to feel needed and purposeful.  Caring for a pet is an excellent way to accomplish this. Physical benefits include lowering blood pressure and

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