In recent years, pet ownership has assumed an increasing role in the life of elderly. Because of the lack of data in literature about the characteristics of the relationship between elderly owners and their pets, this research intended to examine the possible effects of old age on the pet’s quality of life. Elderly dog owners gave less total care, veterinary assistance and treatment against parasites, whereas no such difference was found between elderly and adult cat owners. Notwithstanding, no significant difference was found in the pets’ physical examination, nor in the owner-pet attachment level.

Effects of owners' old age on pet's quality of life

PITTERI, ELISA;ADAMELLI, SERENA;MONGILLO, PAOLO;MARINELLI, LIETA
2012

Abstract

In recent years, pet ownership has assumed an increasing role in the life of elderly. Because of the lack of data in literature about the characteristics of the relationship between elderly owners and their pets, this research intended to examine the possible effects of old age on the pet’s quality of life. Elderly dog owners gave less total care, veterinary assistance and treatment against parasites, whereas no such difference was found between elderly and adult cat owners. Notwithstanding, no significant difference was found in the pets’ physical examination, nor in the owner-pet attachment level.
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