Healthy Living

Service Dogs and Fibromyalgia

Perks of a Service Dog

Nevertheless, helping the person leave his or her comfort zone and pursuing a more active lifestyle is a byproduct which stems from having a regular dog as a companion. Service dogs can offer better — and arguably more tangible — perks, such as rushing to the person’s side when they stumble and wobble. Furthermore, trained dogs can examine the person’s body while they sleep, and curl up near the places the feel need to most warmth, providing relief to the affected area. Moreover, these trusty pets can also help on a myriad of tasks such as getting, clearing the floor of obstacles, providing much-needed moral and emotional support.

According to the pros at Dogster, these pets can also help with anything from sitting on laps, providing spatial orientation, retrieving medication, or even providing eye contact when it is needed.