Why Should Seniors Have Pets As They Age?

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They Reduce Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

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In terms of senior health, mental health is a definite concern. With pets, they are getting more attention, love, and companionship, and in return, their mental health conditions can improve. Depression is often lessened by having a pet close by, especially in the case of cats and dogs who love and cuddle. Pets can also reduce stress by distracting their mind and offering more physical exercise.

 


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