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Pets and the elderly are a great combination. Much has been written about the benefits of having a pet. Pets provide companionship, a sense of security, and purpose. Pets can provide older people with a better quality of life and improve aging in place.

Having a pet can relieve stress and anxiety, and encourage you to exercise. Pets can help keep you sociable – taking the animal to the vet, groomer, pet store, dog park encounters, and visiting people while you are out for a walk.

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