For the elderly, life can sometimes be lonely. However, studies show that having a pet to share their love and time can help alleviate anxiety and boredom, and even improve health. When selecting a dog for an elderly person, you should consider some basic characteristics, such as size and temperament.
Typically, smaller dogs do better. If the dog becomes ill, a small dog is easier to carry and transport to the veterinarian. He or she should also be a dog that enjoys a life of being petted and cared for. In other words, your basic "lap dog
." Dogs that require a lot of exercise or are rambunctious are not good choices.
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