Navigation Links
Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks
Date:11/13/2007

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal shelters house abandoned older pets, who spend their last days watching people pass by in favor of younger, playful puppies and kittens.

November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month and is dedicated to the life these older pets have left to live and the fulfillment they can bring to the right owner.

"There are a lot of misconceptions about why these animals have been surrendered," said Brent Hinton, former Kentucky Humane Society director and current PetFirst Healthcare CEO. "Most end up in shelters because their previous owner's lifestyle changed, not because the animal has medical or behavioral problems."

Hinton said senior pets make great companions and may be better suited to some pet owners' lifestyles than younger, more demanding animals.

For example, senior pets:

-- Are already litter or housetrained

-- Understand "no"

-- Settle in easily and become instant companions

-- Are loving and grateful to have been given a second chance

-- Have already developed a personality

-- Are accustomed to schedules and do not need nighttime feedings,

comforting or bathroom breaks

"Older pets have a lot to offer," Hinton said. "But it is important to remember they may need more medical supervision than younger pets."

Pet insurance policies can reimburse pet owners for veterinary expenses, and PetFirst's rates do not fluctuate based on a pet's age.

Hinton suggests these tips for keeping older pets healthy:

-- Establish a relationship with your veterinarian and maintain regular

visits

-- Research symptoms of conditions common to older pets and alert your vet

if any arise

-- Do not overfeed your pet; obesity can create health problems and

shorten your pet's life

-- Make sure your pet receives adequate exercise that reflects its ability

-- Use flea and tick control

Although senior pets are often overlooked, Hinton said they can be ideal for households with young children and pet owners who do not have the time necessary for younger animals.

About PetFirst Healthcare

PetFirst Healthcare is a privately owned pet insurance company based in Jeffersonville, Ind. Underwritten by an A-rated insurance carrier and available nationwide, PetFirst provides affordable and reliable coverage for dog and cat medical expenses along with fast and effective claims processing. For more information about individual and family plans and pricing, visit http://www.petfirst.com or call 1-866-937-PETS.


'/>"/>
SOURCE PetFirst Healthcare
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Giving CPR Kits to Kids Nudges Parents to Learn
2. Lutheran Senior Services Partners with Silverchair Learning Systems to Enhance Employee Training and Education
3. Schwablearning.Org Launches Interactive Tool to Help Parents of Children Struggling in School
4. Children who learn heart healthy eating habits lower heart disease risk
5. Quality Innovators to Network in Atlanta Sept. 19-21: Learn from Those Who Got It Right
6. American Heart Association Enhances eLearning for Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC)
7. Babies raised in bilingual homes learn new words differently than infants learning one language
8. Natural Disaster Rescue Teams at Public Health Facilities Across the Country Learn from Katrina Failures
9. Story Reveals How Isabel and Her Family Learn About Bone Health and Osteoporosis
10. MU researchers studying model to learn why certain cancers become resistant to drugs
11. Halogen Offers Performance Based Integrated Learning Management System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... More than ... Alabama are expected to attend the UNCF Dothan-Wiregrass Mayor’s Luncheon Dec. 9, 2016. ... for area students and operating support to UNCF-member institutions, including Miles College, Oakwood ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... , ... Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Portland today announced plans ... (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The group, which is being launched with the help ... opportunity to share stories and advice, seek help, and continue their education on how ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... With the number ... rehabilitation of an injury, patients must find the one that works for them. When ... he created a machine that worked and decided to share it with others. , ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... More than half of ... 84 percent of parents report speaking with their child about sex related topics, less ... diseases. , Mediaplanet is proud to announce the launch of its second edition of ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The PAINWeekEnd Regional Conference will be hosted ... Honolulu, offering local frontline clinicians the opportunity to extend their certified continuing medical ... supplemental training related to pain management has surged dramatically in recent years, with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... On Thursday, the NASDAQ Composite ended the trading ... edged 0.36% higher, to finish at 19,191.93; and the S&P ... as six out of nine sectors ended the day in ... Services equities: Myriad Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN ), ... Inc. (NASDAQ: INCR ), and La Quinta Holdings ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... to announce that 12 scientific abstracts have been accepted for ... Society (AES) Annual Meeting, which takes place from 2-6 December ... Data being presented include posters further describing ... CV and BRIVIACT ® (brivaracetam) CV. 2,3,4,6,8 Presentations ... union of epilepsy care and antiepileptic drugs in the U.S. ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... DUBLIN , Nov 30, 2016 ... "US Market Overview for Neuromodulation, Neurovascular, Neurosurgical and Monitoring ... ... The full report suite on ... cerebrospinal fluid external drainage systems, intracranial pressure monitoring devices, detachable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: