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Pets Can Be the Best Medicine for Seniors

[fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2019 3:33:57 PM / by FirstLantic posted in Pets and Seniors, pets helping seniors emotional health, senior depression, animals and seniors, seniors adopting pets

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This year alone,  pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $72 billion.  For fellow animal lovers, this may not seem crazy because our pets offer us something that is very hard to come by – unconditional love. But you don’t have to break the bank to have a furry friend and the benefits are validated by numerous research studies. Animals can have a positive effect on our social lives, our health and our overall emotional well- being. For seniors, there is no better way to decrease loneliness and stress than to have a pet in their home. Whether you live independently or in an assisted living facility, the best medicine can be named Fido or Miss Kitty.

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