Ken Banks for EAAA, talks about seniors and pets. Â· Seniors love to take their pets but watch the warm weather. Do not bring your pets in the car and leave them there. The vehicles heat up quickly and can kill the animals.Â· There are now “house-call” vets for seniors who have trouble getting their pets to the veterinarian. Go to www.housecallvets.org for a list of providers.Â· Studies have shown that pets help seniors with their physical and mental well-beingÂ· And when thinking of getting a pet, a senior should get an animal that matches their lifestyle. For instance, if an active senior loves walking and hiking, an active dog might fit the bill. However, an older cat who like to sleep on a warm lap would be perfect for a more sedentary senior.