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5 Reasons Senior Pets are the Best!

senior terrier blogIf you’re the proud pet parent of a senior cat or dog, you already know how lucky you are. The love, loyalty, and wisdom of a super senior is sure to fill the hearts of any family. Whether you already have a four-legged senior best friend or are thinking about adopting an older animal, don’t miss these 5 reminders why senior pets are the best!

golden and kitten blog1. They’re totally willing to show younger feline or canine companions the ropes: If you have younger pets in the house, seniors are good at stepping up and being a good example.

cat blankets blog2. They’re content sleeping in with you: Nothing’s better than a lazy morning snuggling with your four-legged best friend!

senior dog hug blog3. They’ve learned to read you like no one else can: The comfort of a dog or a cat is sometimes the best cure for a bad day! Even a newly adopted senior pet has likely had many years of experience reading human emotions and will probably have no problem reading yours.

senior dog tennis ball blog4. They’re pros at their favorite game: Your senior pooch may be a little slower at retrieving that ball, but he’s still a pro. (Speak with your vet about supporting your aging pet’s mobility with a joint supplement!)

happy 16 birthday blog5. They’re thankful for their time with you: Whether it’s out and about for an adventure together or just quality time on a comfy couch, senior pets just want to be loved and truly appreciate their time with you.

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  • Judy April 22, 2015, 10:50 am

    Number 2 made me laugh. It’s our 16-year-old cat who wakes us up at 5 a.m., and again at 5:15, and again at 5:30…until we have to put her out of the bedroom. Our 3-year-old cat sleeps till 8 or 8:30!

  • Heather April 22, 2015, 7:55 pm

    I love my senior doggies! They are both 10 but they still get around like they’re pups! Perfect snugglers too! 🙂

  • James Dale May 20, 2015, 9:29 am

    We have 6 dogs. Our 2 oldest are brother chuweenes (half chuahua and half dachshund). They are 12. Our next young senior is 11. I kidnapped her from a neighbor that had kennelled her and her 6 brothers. Her brothers had kept her from eating and had pusher against the fence causing an open wound that became a scar. She was 6 weeks old when I got her. She had to be nursed 6 times a day for 4 weeks. Our next 4 were my wife’s mother’s. They kept showing at her door. They are between 8 and 10. We moved into her mother’s farm. They loved to run but we had to pen them in. They dug up their plants digging for rabits. I love my seniors. My wife sleeps with 2 and I sleep with 2.

  • Diane August 28, 2015, 4:06 pm

    I recently lost Dancer, my sweet 19 1/2 year old cat. I still have her litter mate brother Hazel and he is my joy. I have to build steps for him so he can get up to his favorite places including my bed and he is a bit wobbly at times but he is as loving as he ever was.
    My other cat Gracie is somewhere around 15. She came to me from a friend two years ago and is happier in my no-dog household.
    I love my senior kitties.

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