Staying Active with a Furry Companion

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Posted: 6/4/2020 3:41 PM by Interim HealthCare
What could be better than coming home to an excited greeting? Seniors are adding new family members with four paws and a wet nose. This is a great addition to the family because adopting a dog brings happiness and keeps individuals active. It helps reduce stress because this new companion can be very therapeutic by helping decrease loneliness and depression with just their presence. Dogs will need walked daily and this will have seniors out and about in their communities or neighborhoods meeting new people. The responsibility that comes with owning a pet will help keep a routine for daily activities. Some dogs require more exercise than others, so ensure you are finding the right pet to fit your life style. For example, pugs require less exercise and will be happy sitting on your lap watching television with minimal walks while a Golden Retriever or a Labrador Retriever will need more physical activity.



 

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