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In What Ways Do Your Pets Help Alleviate Your PD Symptoms?

In What Ways Do Your Pets Help Alleviate Your PD Symptoms?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

No pets here. However, I imagine that they provide a lot of unconditional love. But more than that, they need you to care for them and caring for someone helps us (people) to experience loving someone who makes you feel needed. That, in turn, allows us to forget our problems for awhile, and we feel good in this relationship. Am I close?

Julianne

posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Even though I have a lot of land and my dog can roam a lot of it, she still wants me to walk with her at least twice a day, so we go walking or hiking up in the woods and this physical activity helps me and we spend time together. She makes me feel needed, which is a big thing too. My chickens even help because they like to come around looking for treats and some of them like to sit in my lap and get petted. They can actually be very loving and that helps when you feel lonely. Caring for them helps me too; getting them fresh water, checking their feed, putting clean hay out in their nesting boxes, cleaning the coop etc.. I feel like I am accomplishing something and this helps dopamine production too.

edited, originally posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

You hit the nail square on.Have 5 small dog's from 3 lbs to 20 lbs.Four of the five are rescue dogs.They have love that is unconditionally given.Giving fresh food and water daily ,letting them in an out , sometimes seems like 100 times daily.Then they go for walks in shifts.All of this together makes me think of something other than Parkinson's an myself.Plus I get exercise in doing for them Take Care God Bless Hugs ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My pets get me up and moving make me get outside and walk around which is the greatest thing for me

posted about 3 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My dog is so spoiled. Everything has to be on schedule. She also has lupus so she needs medication and I makrva special diet for her. She keeps me active she also has had to make big adjustments since my diagnosis and I love her even more because of that n she is my best friend

posted about 3 years ago
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