I've read about service dogs helping people with depression and anxiety and think it's a wonderful idea. I have 4 dogs myself and could not live with out them. Dogs love unconditionally and give you a reason to get up in the morning. I have two of my little Chi's laying on each side of me right now. I'm so glad you have your dog. It's great is'nt it? Remar
I have a therapy dog, the main thing he would do was get me out of talking too long to people & I'd start to get anxious. He sleeps w/me. He is getting old now, has catarachs and losing his hair. I had his mother & watched him being born. My pdoc wrote a letter saying he was my therapy dog & he has a service dog vest that I can put the documentation in. I love him to pieces. My Mom is in longterm care and dying, I take him up to visit & they comfort each other. They are very essential.
Dogs are wonderful companions! Their love is un conditional, and always forgiving. They are very intuitive and when my two know I'm upset or sick, they stay by my side, more than some family members would do. They can and do teach us so much about ourselves.
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