Your loved one may have their own pet or just be afraid or allergic to certain pets. Your pet may be afraid of canes or walkers. Sometimes the physical care or cost of pets becomes overwhelming for aging loved ones. Determining what will happen with a pet at the time a loved one moves or passes away should also be considered in advance. Pets should be part of the caregiver plan if either of you have them. I'd be glad to support you in this area.