Other Benefits Of Having A Service Pet
Mobility impaired fibromyalgia patients can greatly benefit from service pets. With proper training, these dogs can run errands, such as switching lights on and off, retrieve medicine and open doors etc. Traditionally, Labrador and Golden Retrievers are the common service dog breeds. However, these days, any type of dog having the right temperament can become one after training. In fact, some use cats and other pets to provide services for them.
Despite the benefits, getting a pet is a huge responsibility. Although they are trained as service dogs to provide care, they do need attention and love as most pets do. Furthermore, it may take close to a year for your dog to be entirely trained and adapted into your family and environment. You should also consider the amount of time you have for your dog, your work schedule and most importantly, the cost of having and maintaining a pet. Nevertheless, if you provide your dog with a loving home, the reward is endless.
Approach a local animal shelter to help you in looking for a service pet to help you manage your condition. They may also direct you to some animal assistance organizations.