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Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief
Pet Peeves of a Peeved Pet

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But, donít take it from me alone.  In one study I read, Dr. Judith Siegel from the University of California, Los Angeles reviewed the behavior of 938 Medicare enrollees and reported in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology that elderly people who owned a pet needed fewer doctor visits. (And they wonder what I do all day.)

Yet, when the health of your loved one is at stake by keeping a pet, a serious discussion with their physician is in order.  And it is important to consider having a pet trust in place detailing your loved oneís wishes for their petís care if they should die before the pet.

Garyís coming back now, so I have to stop typing. Donít tell him weíve been talking, but take it from meóa pet can be a wonderful source of comfort for your loved one.  As long as you make sure that they are being cared for as well as they care for their owners.




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