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How to Help Your Senior with Pet Care

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Aug 29, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Senior_man_dog.-LR.jpgPets are a great way to offer companionship to your senior loved one. There are all sorts of ways to help them with the pet care, even if you don't live nearby.

Schedule a Mobile Groomer

More and more grooming companies are getting creative with their approach. They offer mobile grooming services, so they'll come right to your senior's home. It will be an opportunity for the dog or cat to get their nails done, hair cut, and bathed.

Use a Dog Walker

Particularly when a senior has mobility problems, you want to make sure that pets get all of the exercise that they need. You should plan on scheduling a dog walker to come over at least once a day to ensure that any dogs get a good, long walk.

Vet on Demand

Vet on Demand is an app that can be downloaded to a tablet or smartphone. It will connect a senior with a veterinarian in case their dog or cat gets sick. The vet will be able to diagnose by going live on the camera to examine the pet. From there, medication can be called in and even mailed directly to the home.

Create Reminders

Whether you use an app (like MyPet Reminders) or simply program it in as daily reminders on their calendar, you can provide reminders for all of the important things. Set up reminders about feeding times, walking, and any medications that might need to be administered. By helping your senior with pet care, it makes it easier for them to have a pet. 

At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!

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