Category Archives: Pets & Animals

  • horses, arabian horse, bay horse

    Are baby boomers and seniors the last generations likely to grow up having regular contact with horses? Arabian horse: Afire Chief (Photo: Pinterest | Pixshark) One of my grandfathers drove a milk wagon, and another was involved with trotting horse racing. Some horse-drawn milk wagons were still operating in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, although […]

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  • toxic for cats, bad food for cats, harmful food for cats, unsafe food for cats, kittens, infographic, milk, alcohol, caffeine, coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks, onions, garlic, salt, bones, fat, uncooked dough, chocolate, unhealthy

    What’s delicious to humans can be unhealthy for your cat. If you’re unsure what you can and cannot, safely feed your cat/kitten, this helpful infographic from PetCareRX.com may answer your questions:   In summary, don’t give your cat: Liquids/drinks that have milk, alcohol,or caffeine in them, such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, and energy drinks. Foods that have onions, garlic, salt, bones […]

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  • There are over 700 common house and garden plants (shrubs, trees, perennial and annual flowers) that are dangerous or toxic to dogs. Lilies are especially toxic to dogs. This infographic from Petinsurance.com highlights some of the most dangerous decorative flowers and plants for dogs. Not only are these toxic for dogs, some of them are poisonous and can […]

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  • pet birds, budgies, pets for seniors

    Is a bird a good pet for an older adult or senior citizen? It will of course depend on the individual senior, and the type of bird. For seniors and older adults that live in apartment buildings or condo’s, a pet bird may be a good alternative if dogs or cats are not welcome. Different […]

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  • companion robotic pets for seniors, robotic cats, hasbro, companion pets, companion cats, older adults, seniors, senior citizens, companions for seniors

    What do you think? Are these robotic cats a good alternative for seniors who want to have a pet but either can’t have one, or are unable to care for one? Hasbro has introduced a line of robotic “companion pet” cats designed to appeal to older adults that want to enjoy some of the benefits […]

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  • guide dogs, seniors, aging, baby boomer, senior years, vision problems, mobility problems, dog guides, guide dogs for the blind, visually impaired, canadian guide dogs for the blind, cgdb, igdf, international guide dog foundation, nonagenarian, veteran, older, senior citizens, assistance dogs, mobility issues, walkers, wheelchairs, canes, service dogs,

    With an aging baby boomer population either already in or approaching their senior years, accompanying age-related increases in vision and other mobility problems will be on the rise. For years, guide dogs for the blind have helped visually impaired people to improve their quality of life by helping them navigate inside and outside their homes. […]

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  • dogs for seniors, elderly adults, older adults, retirement residences, seniors apartment buildings

    Everyone has their favorite type of pet and especially when it comes to dogs, a favorite breed. Personal preferences and individual dog temperaments aside, the type of dog that is ideal for an active family with young children, will be very different than a dog suitable for an older, less active adult or a senior […]

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  • pets are good for seniors, niagara falls humane society, seniors, senior with a pet, pet visitation program, senior facilities, niagara falls senior facilities, benefits of having a pet for seniors

    The Niagara Falls Humane Society posits that among many other good reasons for seniors to have a pet (they give a sense of security, encourage activity, etc.), it’s what pet’s decrease for seniors that shows their value. Huh? They point to studies that have shown that a senior with a pet will be likely to […]

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  • pet ownership, seniors, 50+, downsizing, moving, seniors apartment, seniors condo, seniors community, condo home ownership, condominium associations, condo associations, 50+ communities, senior living community, condominiums rules and regulations, condo pet owners, dogs for seniors, retired people, senior citizens, waterview condos, grimsby waterview condominiums, condominium apartments for seniors grimsby, hamilton seniors condo apartments, stoney creek seniors condominiums, hamilton, stoney creek, burlington, grimsby

    Want a pet? For seniors and 50+ that are contemplating downsizing and moving from a house to a condo or seniors apartment, or already live in a seniors apartment building or community, be aware of your rights and responsibilities as a pet owner before adopting a pet. Most condominiums and apartment buildings have policies to […]

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  • seniors with pets, places for seniors to live with pets, retirement homes, seniors apartment buildings, seniors communities, restrictions on pets, pet companionship, assisted living facility, adult lifestyle community, stroke victims, talking to someone who's had a stroke, stroke communication tips

    This CBC video review the struggles of seniors with pets in finding a place to live. Many retirement homes and seniors apartment buildings or communities and condominiums have restrictions on pets – anything from no pets at all, to types and/or sizes of pets. What are their options?   Many studies have shown that seniors […]

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