Pets provide benefits for older adults

This pet-loving nation has always had a place in our hearts for furry family members, and for older adults the benefits of owning a pet, on top of companionship, are even greater.

Accroding to the Wall Street Journal, older Americans are spending more on pets and hobbies than they did 20 years ago, emerging as one of the fastest growing spending categories for 65 to 75-year olds. And as costs are climbing, so too are the advantages of pet ownership. The benefits are countless, both physically and mentally, and for older adults especially, then can have enormous beneficial impact.

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