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Does Having A Dog Really Help With Fibro?

Does Having A Dog Really Help With Fibro?

I was told that I might benefit greatly if I get a dog. My fiance and I are debating this. Would it help me get around and move more or make me more tired and have more pain or is a dog more of a burden because I can barely do for myself. Give me your thoughts good or bad. Thanks in advance.

almost 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Do NOT get a puppy. Trust me. Adopt a nice middle age pup or senior dog. They have manners and will appreciate your home.

almost 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I want to thank everyone for your advice and suggestions. My fiance for me a cat today. He said he feels it will be easier on me with everything I have going on. I already love him, he is so loving.

almost 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I understand yes, pets have a calming effect, especially an adoring dog...I am a multiple pet owner, I always have been, even after the heartbreak of losing one, I always get another, they are my soul family, they are always there.....for whatever comes my way, good days or days that I am sidelined. They also give me the motivation to keep going, they depend on me!

almost 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I love my little dig..but you do have to take care if them..I can barely let her out..it's a chore to even move to feed her..so you might wanna think about thst...I'm by myself..she sure makes me happier havin her..

almost 7 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I have 3 dogs. Honestly some days I wish they were not here. Sometimes, I'm finally resting and they're barking at something outside. But if you're lonely and sick in bed they never judge you. They love unconditionally. Truly, try fostering and see how you like having a dog around. Vs getting one and feeling guilty if it's not working out for you.

almost 7 years ago

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