Dogs can provide comfort to those with multiple sclerosis.
I am an avid dog lover and very involved in volunteering with the golden retriever rescue here in Southern California. On any given day, you will find my 8-year-old rescue, Abby, here along with two to three other happy golden retrievers. I may have rescued Abby physically, but there is no doubt it is I who was rescued.
While I value the therapeutic effects of any animal, for the purposes of this column I will reference only dogs. There is no doubt in my mind that dogs heal, and empirical evidence suggests their companionship can reduce blood pressure, heart rate, and overall stress levels.
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