Aging adults have pets for companionship. Having a pet carries responsibility too. It’s important that you plan for their care should you fall ill or pass away. The pet may feel like family to you but don’t assume family members will feel the same as you do about Spot. Have a plan in place for Spot so that the family does not have the added burden of making plans for the care of him.
1. Get all the pet’s information together for easy access. This would include health issues, the vet’s information, a list of special care the pet requires, and specifics on their routine.
2. Assess the cost of care of a pet – if the costs of pet care is causing you to compromise your own well-being, consider the options.
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Carol Marak, Founder
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