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By Beth Bond 

Seniors, pets face special challenges, enjoy special bonds


Last updated 8/17/2017 at Noon

Seniors and pets make great companions, but require patience on both sides of the relationship.

Pet ownership is growing each year, but the surprise is, many of these owners are seniors. In fact, some senior housing facilities now allow guests to move in with a small pet.

These facility managers realize the emotional ties an older owner has with a life-long pet. Chances are you know pet owners who have asked you to care for their pet while on vacation. After all, there are many responsibilities in having a dog or cat, and their needs must be met by a devoted owner.

Although pet owners have duties to exercise, feed and water their pets, there is much more. A pet that has weathered th...

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