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Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM posted:
Great news from the "human half of WedMD. Ann Hohenhaus
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PelicanMtn responded:
I realize this posting is 3 months old, but I have a quick add: Having Fibromyalgia, I am constantly working on various ways to control my pain.

I cannot explain it, but there is something about a dog that is loving and caring, that sits or lies next to me that helps me manage pain, stress and anxiety. Call me crazy, but its like a passing of healing energy, the warmth they provide while touching my aching body.

Plus, the make me smile & laugh every day. Laughter truly is "The Best Medicine" closely followed by a warm, furry friend close by.


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