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Pets Provide a Healthy Distraction

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Pets Provide a Healthy Distraction

Fibromyalgia can be all-consuming. Living with pain and discomfort is difficult enough, but thinking about your symptoms all the time makes it an overwhelming burden. Pets let you focus your attention on something else — something that needs your care and concern — and this leaves little room for worrying about your own health.

Some animals just have a wonderful quirky quality that tears your attention away from your problems and helps you see the bright side. If you’ve ever spent time with a puppy, you’ll know how easy it is to laugh at their antics — and one laugh often leads to another.

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