Does anyone else feel that owning a pet (especially a dog or cat) is beneficial to fibro sufferers? I have noticed that a lot of you on this site seem to own dogs and have a great fondness for them. I find that my dog (a 7yr old golden lab) helps me a lot --- taking her out for short walks each day gives me not only some exercise and fresh air (come rain or shine) but also some social contact with fellow dog-walkers. She also does not judge me or criticise me when I feel aches or pains, and seems to sense when I am feeling "low" and does her best to cheer me up, or complain when I need to take a rest. Just thought you all may have some ideas about this -- love to hear your opinions -- hope today is a good day for you all xx
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