Florida Pet Planning: Pet Concerns and Elder Care

If you have aging parents who live with pets, there are some elder care issues you will want to consider. This is especially important for people who have an aging parent who lives alone. Even though the pet might not currently be the source of problems, it is possible that such problems could arise in the future. Consider the following issues and discuss your concerns with your parents when you get the chance. Pet Expenses An elderly person living on a fixed income needs to pay special attention to potential sources of unexpected costs. Veterinary care is typically manageable as long as it doesn’t amount to more than the occasional routine visit. Other pet expenses, such as food, grooming, and toys are also typically fairly manageable. Potential problems arise when a pet suffers a serious illness or injury. Elderly people on fixed incomes faced with a sudden veterinary bill of thousands of dollars can find themselves in a difficult position. As a hedge against this possibility, you


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