Category Archives: Pets & Personal Care

  • 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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  • christmas safety rules for dogs, christmas safety rules for pets, dog and pet safety during christmas, dog and pet safety during holidays, seniors, dropping medication, pills, top 12 pet safe tips for christmas, toxic foods for pets, toxic food for cats, toxic foods for dogs, unhealthy for dogs

    Do you have any more holiday/seasonal pet safety tips to add to this list? Something to always be aware of as we age and particularly for seniors, is the danger of dropping medication on the floor. Most dogs will eat almost anything and pills are no exception, so be extra careful with your medication if […]

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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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  • pets, dogs, toxic plants, poisonous, harmful to pets, plants that are bad for dogs

    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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  • platform bird feeder, covered bird feeder

    Bird feeders come in many different types. And it seems in addition to birds loving them, almost all of them (with a few exceptions) are also favoured by squirrels and chimunks.                 Tube bird feeders -are best for small birds like nuthatches, finches. Above, two different types of […]

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  • birdhouse, bird house, eastern bluebird

    Common backyard birds in North America that will use birdhouses are wrens, chickadees, titmice, and bluebirds; and other types of birds can also be attracted to birdhouses, according to National Wildlife. If you’re a nature-loving 50+, retiree or senior with time on your hands, put up a birdhouse so you can admire your outdoor feathered […]

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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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  • ruby-throated hummingbird, birds, feeding birds, bird feeders

    Seniors and retirees that are avid gardeners and bird lovers want to know how to attract birds (and what kind of birds will be attracted) to your home garden or yard – by providing them with the 3 basic necessities of bird life: Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Photo: http://www.fcps.edu) 1. Bird Food, Naturally! Most birds have a […]

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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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