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Survey shows declining pet ownership among older people

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A SURVEY conducted for the RSPCA has suggested that, despite the health benefits for older people of owning pets, pet ownership declines with age as people become reluctant to take on an animal due to concerns about their own health.

The survey was carried out among more than 1000 people aged over 65 in the UK in September and October this year. It was commissioned by the RSPCA to highlight its ‘Home for Life’ service, which …

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