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Best Dog Breeds for Senior Citizens

Oscar Smith, Publisher/ HIP Champaign

Truth be told getting a dog as a pet must always be a consideration that calls for some long-range thinking. This is particularly true once we have lived long enough to be considered a senior, in our 60s, 70s, 80s or beyond. Many of us are living alone, and having a four-legged companion sounds like a good idea in terms of alleviating a periodic sense of loneliness and isolation. Even if we live with someone, pets can provide the same uplifting of our spirits. But those little critters need a fair amount of care from us. And they create issues in our homes which we would do well to not think about. Remember that cats can be left alone for a day or two, with food and water. Not so with dogs. But then again before I make suggestions admittedly I need your help!

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