Did you know?
Scientific research says that including a pet as a part of your family brings huge health benefits, especially for those of us over 65 years of age. Here are a few of the results from these studies:
The simple act of holding an animal can relieve symptoms of depression, lower blood pressure, and even decrease surgical patients’ healing times.
The long-term survival rates of heart attack victims who had a pet are significantly longer than for those who did not.
Widows who have cats are better off medically during their first year, which is a critical stress time, than widows who do not.
Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than non-owners.
One year after having a myocardial infarction, dog owners were more likely to still be living.
Dog walking, pet grooming, and even petting provide increased physical activity that strengthens the heart, improves blood circulation, and slows the loss of bone tissue.
The most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease — it’s loneliness. Love is the most important health tonic we have, and pets are one of nature’s best sources of love.
Seniors – and the majority of pet owners – typically are unableto provide lifetime care for their pets. Advanced Animal Care Center concentrates our efforts towards providing senior communities with an opportunity to ensure that seniors can appropriately care for their animal companions.