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Pets can ease chronic pain

Did you know that animal companionship can provide comforting moments to people who suffer from chronic pain, especially after a surgery? According to a 2014 study done by Loyola University Health System on animal therapy and pain after a surgery, published in Anthrozoos, pet parents recovering from joint-replacement surgery have a 28 percent less need for pain medication than non pet owners.

The explanation is that your pet can give you unconditional love and support, especially when you are in pain. Therefore, they need to be taken care of, even when you are in pain, and when you do that, you will focus on something else (such as bathing, grooming, walking or feeding them), so your pain will gradually disappear.

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