Why You Should Adopt a Senior Pet

For the next couple of months, we will be focusing on our senior pets. If you are thinking about adopting a new furry friend, here are 4 reasons why you should consider a senior pet!

  1. Senior pets are often already trained (including house training) which is excellent for people who do not have the time to dedicate to a new puppy/kitten, which would need a much more considerable amount of training.
  2. If you are adopting from a shelter, the animal will likely be spayed or neutered, and up to date on vaccines.
  3. Many shelters will even run diagnostic testing if necessary (i.e. bloodwork for heartworm/tick-borne diseases or fecal parasite screening), so you will have a good idea of their overall health status.
  4. Most senior pets require less exercise, which is nice for people who would have difficulty taking them on several walks a day or have a smaller living situation.

Please feel free to call us at 905-664-4888 or email us at info@briarwoodanimalhospital.com if you have any questions about a senior pet. Senior dogs and cats still have a lot of love to give, and rescuing from a shelter will change their life and yours for the better!

Written By: Briarwood Animal Hospital