Did you that the ASPCA and Petfinder.com founded November as “Adopt a Senior Pet” month? It makes sense that we need to raise awareness about how wonderful a senior pet can be in your family’s home. In fact, many senior pets aren’t that old at all. They’re normally defined as just being 5 years of age or older. Additionally, there are many misconceptions about senior pets.
The website NationalToday.com had the following to say:
“One misconception older animals suffer from is that they are in shelters because of their destructive or bad behavior. Though this is far from the truth, there are many reasons why a pet would end up in a shelter. Many of these senior pets were once someone’s faithful companions. Changing home circumstances, financial restrictions, death, or relocation can have adverse effects on a pet’s life. These pets have much to offer, and they are usually adaptable. Younger pets can be adorable, but they also demand a lot of attention and can be destructive and very hard work to keep up with. Usually, an older pet can easily fit into your lifestyle and adapt well to a loving new home.”
A senior pet’s nutrition and health can also be easier to take care of than you might think. For example, PURELUXE Pet Food offers special formulas for senior dogs and cats in the form of our Healthy Weight Dog and Healthy Weight Cat formulas. These formulas are calorie focused since many older pets are less active and more prone to obesity than their younger counterparts. However, we don’t skimp on nutrition, and we make sure that fresh meat is the #1 ingredient with no additives or fillers. Learn more about our formulas at pureluxepetfood.com, and make sure to visit your local animal shelter to take a look at your next “senior” friend.