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Pets and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Do your pets help you get through tough days living with AS? Share pictures below of your animal friends!

  1. He's my bubba my sweet guy my handsome guy and his name is fenneck and he helps me sleep at night just by being their and putting up with my constant moving around and he's a major support because if I'm having a stressful/super painful day and I just need a good cry he let's me hold him till I'm done I love him Fenneck

    1. Patti B
      I have a service dog named Diesel. He's a beautiful golden retriever and I don't know what I'd do without him. He sleeps in bed right next to me and keeps me warm, seems to understand when I feel really bad and he never leaves my side. He puts clothes in the dryer and takes them out for me and picks up anything I drop. I don't drive anymore so Diesel gets me walking everyday. He chooses where we walk everyday and he can sense when I'm getting tired. He doesn't get out much except to doctors appt.
      with me but he does love a car ride. He's my best friend.

      1. Diesel sounds like the perfect companion!
        I'm truly amazed that he can put the laundry in the dryer and takes it out. (I can't even get my husband to do that...-lol)
        ~Doreen (Team Member)

    2. This is my cat Velvet, she’s a Persian cross this is an old photo she’s 15years old now. She can be a terror at times but she also makes us laugh.A grey and brown fluffy cat sitting near a fence in the sun

      1. Velvet is beautiful! Such a cool coat! Thanks so much for sharing, @SJC1211. -Anthony (Team Member)

    3. I can’t say they ‘help’ me per se because the 3 poodles always seem to go out every 15 minutes on my worst days lol but I love them dearly & can’t imagine my world without them.

      1. @Sippi66 - I TOTALLY hear you on this one lol. I can't imagine my world without my Susie Q! Thanks for joining the conversation!

        -Anthony (Team Member)

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