Handle with Care

A small percentage of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities provide animal-friendly options. Only 16 percent of senior centers allowed participants to bring their pets, according to a 2017 survey by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute and National Council on Aging.

Veterinary teams can factor in the needs of the elderly and those with disabilities, as the need for care for pets belonging to older populations is only going to climb.

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