Benefits of Adopting a Senior Pet
Posted on November 03 2017
All too often pet owners seek out puppies at local rescues and shelters, missing the 5-10% of "senior" pets (over the age of 6 or 7) that are looking for their new homes. Pet parents often mistakenly believe that bonding with an older dog is more challenging, but the truth is there are many benefits to adopting a senior pet and building a bond is not actually an obstacle.
Older pets are calmer, housebroken, and are willing companions, among the many benefits that they bring. For many pet owners, the lower energy levels and lack of mischievous behavior is a welcome change. Older pets are often well trained and easier to teach as they have higher levels of concentration and are less distractible. Seniors do not require the same level of supervision as a younger pets which is a great advantage for busy pet parents.
Some pet parents fear that their time will be short with an older dog. However, with a healthy, raw diet and a natural approach to wellness, a senior pet may have many good years ahead. Transitioning a senior pet to a healthful raw diet may be easier than you expect and the results are frequently remarkable!
November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, so it's a great time to check in with local rescues and shelters to see what pets are available. You might just find a new faithful friend!