Pets Plus Seniors Equals Happiness

Pets Plus Seniors Equals Happiness

Exercise & Enrichment, Senior Pets

When Robert Hampton recently moved into the Brookdale Memory Care Center in Dallas, his wife, Marilyn, knew exactly what he needed to boost his spirits and to encourage him to be social with other residents. She brought in four friendly cats from a local pet rescue group into her husband’s room and said, “Pick one.” […]

Does Your Old Dog Need A Young Friend?

Does Your Old Dog Need A Young Friend?

Senior Pets

You love your golden oldie canine more than anything, but your relationship has changed. He’s not as active as he used to be, and your days of jogging or hiking with him are in the past. Maybe a puppy would revitalize him and give you a new exercise partner. Before you move ahead with that […]

Hospice Care: What to Know About Quality of Life

Hospice Care: What to Know About Quality of Life

Senior Pets

The goal of hospice is to ensure your dog’s health, comfort, and happiness. Those three elements comprise quality of life: your dog’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. “The philosophy of maintaining quality of life at the end of life honors the human-animal bond,” says Alice Villalobos, DVM, a veterinary oncologist who is considered the godmother […]