Animal therapy - do you have a four-legged friend?
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I thought I would introduce a new "fun" topic for everyone today:
Animal therapy is known to have a very positive impact on the moral for those dealing with chronic conditions. Our furry friends can us provide both comfort and companionship!
I wanted to ask you, do you have an animal to help you? If so, what kind? How does your animal help you?
Please let me know in the comments, and feel free to share a photo or two!
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Hello, I had a dog name Buddy. A beagle mix 10 yrs old. He was everything to me. He had to be put to sleep in January due to complications of diabetes. I was so lost. March 6th I saw a rescue through Facebook, a dog named Ziggy. I knew I had to have him. I rescued him of course. He is a Jack Russell mix and is now 2yrs old, he is always by my side. He really helps me alot. He wants to be pet so much I just can't believe it! I do love him very much........
Gesh:I’ll have 2 put more positive energy into finding my furever home pet my birthday is next month so possibly would be good to check mobile home guidelines. . . . Gr8/2 have support!
I have a pomichon he is with me 24/7 since I got him I haven't had dizzy spells where I can't stand or walk during these episodes he distracts me when he senses me getting dizzy or when I start having anxiety
I have two Balinese cats a boy and a girl, they are long haired Siamese really. They are the best companions, I sleep in a hospital bed in the living room and their tree house looks down on my bed. They love to play, I still owe them a Christmas gift and always have something to say. They are allowed out in a screened in porch and love to join in any human activity, like now when I am typing this, the girl is laying right by the keyboard.
Health wise I think they are angels. They are known to lower blood pressure, and are very entertaining. They are little companions that do not require too much work, and the benefits are truly wonderful. I wish everyone a companion pet and now with the ESA, emotional support animal, you can register and have them allowed into your apartment if you are renting as well as special consideration on airlines and more. I think they are helpers to healing and comfort. Happy New Years to you and your family.
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Oh, the ESA Package is less than 100.00 and you get a full guarantee on the results. This is great especially when there is a landlord involved. A whole team is behind you when working with landlords and so forth, Great deal if you need it. Google it under ESA Support Animals.
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Yes, I have a Pug that's trained as my PTSD service dog. Her name is Grunt-Grunt, so named for the sounds she makes when she's relaxed and happy. She is a rescue dog and was gotten at the age of 7. She is very intelligent and she actually started picking up on some of my PTSD behaviors on her own right after I got her. This is when I decided to see about having her fully trained as my service dog. Within 6 mo she graduated from training and got her certification. I knew that her age might be a barrier to her training, but my last service dog was we think 8 when she was trained. She was a black lab mix, and she picked up on my seizures as well as my PTSD. The service dog before her I had from the day he was born, and he was Queensland Blue Healer and Flat Coated Retriever. He also sensed my seizures and my PTSD. All 3 of them have been professionally trained and legally certified. But more than service dogs they have been family to me. The first dog was like a child to me, giving me a reason to live when I couldn't find one. He made me a better person and literally saved my life more than once.
I have 7 cats. They all have their unique personalities. 5 daughters and 2 sons. Ty is my animal nurse. He knows when I am going to start an asthma attack. If I am doing a breathing treatment he sits right next to me with his paw on me until I am done and breathing better. Chloe is my husbands animal nurse. She is right there with him when he is not feeling well. They all give us emotional support esp when we need it.
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Seems like there's a lot of cat lovers here! I read something once that said the frequency of cat's purrs are great for healing. I have one myself, he's just the best companion! Animals just know how to be there for you when you're going through a hard time.
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