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Service Dogs and Fibromyalgia

How Can a Service Dog Benefit Fibromyalgia Sufferers?

With the causes of the disease a complete mystery, and no known cure for it besides, alternative therapies and other methods to improve its symptoms are usually the best courses of actions for those that are suffering from it. That being said, service dogs might just provide the push in the right direction on the way to find respite and relief from fibromyalgia’s many aches and pains.

For starters, service dogs, like many other animals, require a minimum of care such as feeding and daily walkings. When the person is in so much pain that he struggles to get out of bed, a service dog might provide the motivation to abandon the comfort zone and get out for a good walk — at least for a few minutes. The activity will do the person well, and their body will thank them for it.