As adorable as puppies or kitties are, senior pets are highly underrated when finding a loyal companion. What many don’t know is that older pets can often make for the most affectionate and dependable fur friends. Not only do you get a trustworthy pet to love and cherish when you adopt a senior pet, but you also become a hero to them in that same instance. Here are five reasons why we at the Codornices Veterinary Clinic believe senior pets make the best pets.


#1: You know what you’re getting with a senior pet

When you adopt a senior pet, you won’t be startled at how big they get or how their personality changes as they mature. What you see is what you get, with no surprises.


#2: Senior pets require less exercise and playtime

Young pets, especially puppies, are exhausting. They demand constant supervision and attention when all you want is a snuggle buddy during your weekend Netflix binge. And, don’t forget that young pets need extensive exercise and playtime to ward off problem behaviors induced by boredom.


#3: Senior pets are often housetrained

The worst part of bringing home a puppy is tackling housetraining. Pee puddles and poop piles pop up in corners, your favorite shoes, or the center of your rug. A senior pet is likely already housetrained and won’t leave “presents” all over your home.


#4: Adopting a senior pet saves a life

Senior pets are often overlooked in shelters and may spend their final days without a family, but nothing is more heartwarming than an older pet’s soulful gaze. Knowing you saved their life and gave them an excellent home for their golden years will be rewarded by your older furry companion’s warmth and devotion. 


#5: Senior pets let you have a good night’s sleep

Kittens are prone to midnight zoomies, and puppies may not take well to crate-training at night, leaving you lucky to grab much shuteye. Senior pets don’t need multiple nighttime potty breaks and are more than happy to cuddle up under the covers and get a full eight hours of rest. 


Have you welcomed a delightful senior pet into your family this coming summer season? Contact us to schedule a wellness visit for your new faithful companion if you’re in the Albany, CA, area.