Pets are precious to us seniors. They provide great companionship, unconditional love, motivate us to exercise with them, and provide a loving bond of friendship. They give added purpose to our lives.
As pets age, they too begin to suffer from deteriation, decreased mobility etc. A quiet place away from noisy children and a soft bed will make resting time pleasant. Slippery floors should be covered with rugs and rough-housing only done on skid free areas.
On Going gooming routines including frequent bathing and trimming are necessary as aging dogs can't do the cleaning they once did. Even a gentle massage will loosen stiff muscles and joints.