A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in May of 1999 demonstrated that independently living seniors that have pets tend to have better physical health and mental wellbeing than those that don’t. They’re more active, cope better with stress, and have better overall health. A 1997 study showed that elderly pet owners had significantly lower blood pressure overall than their contemporaries without pets. In fact, an experimental residential home for the elderly called the Eden Alternative, which is filled with over 100 birds, dogs, and cats and has an outside environment with rabbits and chickens, has experienced a 15 percent lower mortality rate than traditional nursing homes over the past five years
When you are in the office inquire about our Senior citizen discount.
Living longer, healthier, and more enjoyable lives...together
Carolina Pets Animal Hospital • 5922 Weddington Monroe Road Wesley Chapel, North Carolina 28104 • Phone: (704) 220-0226 • Fax: (866) 593-0226