Do you want a pet, but don’t want to deal with training it or replacing chewed-up furniture and shoes? Get a senior pet! November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, created by the ASPCA. Senior pets face a more difficult time trying to get adopted, as people opt for little kittens and puppies that seem more playful and cute. However, senior pets can still be playful and healthy, and they’re also aware that you’re taking them out of that strange shelter situation and giving them a loving home, and that makes you a friend for life. Casillas Veterinary Hospitals want to encourage everyone in Montebello, Lynwood, and East Los Angeles to consider adopting a senior pet instead of a kitten or puppy.
Already Used to Home Life
People often think of kittens and puppies as ideal pets because, as the reasoning goes, when you raise them, they become yours for life, but raising also means house training, preventing scratches, and so on. A senior pet is likely already house-trained, and they can be better about not scratching things as long as you provide things that they can specifically scratch or chew, such as a scratching post for cats and chew toys for dogs. Senior pets are also a lot calmer.
Senior pets can develop quirks, for sure, just as senior humans do. However, pets’ personalities are evident, and you have a better chance of finding a pet you get along with well if you seek out adult cats and dogs. A local animal hospital may also have health records for the pet, too.
Plus, you get that wonderful feeling knowing that you’re giving a pet a home in its senior years instead of leaving it to live in a cage.
Go Adopt a Senior Pet Now
If you’re thinking of adopting a pet, talk to a veterinarian at Casillas Veterinary Hospitals in Montebello, Lynwood, and East Los Angeles. Senior pets may be just what you’re looking for. Call us at (323) 726-1525.