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Finding the best dog food for small dogs is the first step toward helping your pet live a long and healthy life. Figuring out how much to feed them is the second. In general, the guidelines on the back of the food bag are a good place to start. Measure out each meal and monitor your pet’s weight closely to see if he gains or loses weight when you follow the manufacturer's instructions, and don’t hesitate to talk with your veterinarian to help you determine the best weight for your dog.
What do you do when you love dogs, but you or a family member is allergic? You do what the Obamas did when they adopted for their allergic daughters: Get one of a number of dog breeds touted as hypoallergenic. They’re described as the best pets for people with dog because they tend to shed less than other breeds.
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Best pets for Seniors: Four Great Dog Breeds.
While your Beagle most likely won’t have a bird named Woodstock as his best friend, you can still name him (or her) Snoopy. Originally kept as hunting dogs, fit well in homes with active kids, as they are sturdily built and are never too tired to play a game. Smart, friendly, and happy, the Beagle usually gets along with other pets, too (except for a bit of chasing here and there). They do shed fairly heavily, however, and require frequent brushing and bathing.Another hunting dog, the Basset Hound is well-known as one of the best family pets. They are a slower-pace hunting dog, making them lazy around the house. Bred as pack dogs, they are loyal to their family and may always be “under foot.” Their medium size (50 – 60 pounds) makes them adaptable to any living space. Bassets Hounds are loving and gentle dogs. The only downside may be that they’re stubborn and training can take patience, so they are best for families with some extra time.CATS do well too, (agree that like small dogs, they can live longer, and be ok in a bedroom with toys and maybe a cat tree). Adult to senior work best here too, (just be sure no big health or litter issues going on). My aunt L went from home, to assisted living to memory care. Her cat has made all the difference as far as her well being is concerned. The director wasn’t sure about doing this, but when I insisted, she checked the rules and advocated for this. We do have a mini fridge for leftover canned food, work with the staff about reminding my aunt to scoop the box and feed/put away canned food. We have 2 water sources, (including a wonderful kitty drinking fountain) and automatic dry food dispenser. Us family visit at least weekly. But it gives us peace of mind to hire a great per service to go in weekly, do deeper cleaning, keep up with supplies, and report back to us via email on both L and her kitty. Pets and seniors rock! By the way, if readers have senior friends/family still living at home, one of the best things you can do is support their pet care: bring in supplies, help with vet visits, change out a litter box, get auto feeders/waterers…..