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3 Must-Haves For Cats To Recover Quickly After Surgery

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Must-Haves For Cats To Recover Quickly After Surgery

If your cat has undergone or is about to undergo small animal surgery, it’s important to take steps to make sure that they’re comfortable and safe during their recovery. While more serious procedures may require your cat to stay at the animal hospital, even minor operations like spaying and neutering are made safer if you follow these steps once your cat comes home. Quiet Chances are, your veterinarian will suggest that you allow your pet to rest somewhere quiet once they’re home, away from other animals or people. This step is more important than you might initially realize. It’s important for your cat to have a quiet place to rest not just so that they can sleep well, but to prevent stress. Stress has been shown to slow the healing process in animals, and anxiety or stress can potentially...

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Help Seniors Adopt Pets For Holistic Health And Autonomy

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Help Seniors Adopt Pets For Holistic Health And Autonomy

There has been much research done surrounding the benefits of pet ownership and this extends to studies involving the senior population. Many social workers and therapists claim that there are some therapeutic benefits to caring for pets, and that seniors can increase their quality of life by simply adopting a pet. Caregivers, family members, and friends should support and assist seniors in caring for their pets, as the benefits of a senior pet care program can contribute to improved health, increased happiness, and greater self-esteem. Some of the advantages of assisting seniors acquire and care for pets include: Increased social engagement. Interacting with pets provides some level of social engagement that many seniors or shut-ins may not experience ordinarily. There is a sense of unconditional love that comes from caring for a pet, which could be very gratifying to...

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