Do your elderly parents have pets?
For some the companionship and the project of caring for a loved animal is the reason to get out of bed in the morning and provides a sense of purpose for many who may be home bound or without other hobbies. With this section we hope to offer some ideas to make pet maintenance easier and more practical for anyone especially our aging parents.
Do you think your elderly parent would benefit from animal companionship?
Studies show that pets for the elderly have proven highly beneficial
If you are considering acquiring a new pet for your elderly parent of course you want to be sure you consider both the needs of the pet and the needs of the owner to be to be sure you have an appropriate match. ie..someone homebound in an apartment would be better suited to a cat who can live indoors, not a dog who requires daily walks. also consider size of pet to size of home/yard, etc.
Is it difficult for your elderly parent to maintain his/her animal and its messes?
If there is already a pet or you will be acquiring a pet we hope the following ideas you find helpful solutions to the different challenges to pet owners.
The ultimate! Designed to eliminate the step of manual emptying of litter altogether. (Requires connection to toilet.)
Never touch, smell, or buy cat litter again. The CatGenie 120 not only flushes waste away, but also washes itself clean. It has been tested, used, and recommended by veterinarians nationwide. Plus, it’s , using the biodegradable, recyclable SaniSolution cartridge for cleansing. Just hook up the CatGenie 120 to a cold water outlet, and plug in the electrical cord. Litter-like Washable Granules line the bottom of the box. When your kitty goes, the liquid drains away from the Granules, so only the waste gets flushed. The GenieHand then scoops out the solid waste, which is turned to liquid for safe, easy removal. Fresh water fills the basin, and the GenieHand scrubs and scours the box and Granules. The cat-safe SaniSolution decontaminates everything, while the waste and sudsy water are flushed or drained away. A hot-air blower completely dries the Granules and box. The Granules are permanent and never need to be changed. Train your cat to start the cleaning process, or set an automatic timer. Each SaniSolution cartridge holds at least 120 washes. 90 day money-back guarantee, 2 year warranty.
Perhaps next best, empties into box minimizing maintenance to a couple small garbage bags a week to carry to garbage can. This one also sifts and collects into a box to be emptied. The basic self clean requires manually tipping the whole box to sift the litter then emptying the storage box when full. Have you used any of these items? What do you think? Please make a comment and tell us about it.
This one also sifts and collects into a box to be emptied.
The basic self clean requires manually tipping the whole box to sift the litter then emptying the storage box when full.
Have you used any of these items? What do you think? Please make a comment and tell us about it.