Ways Animals Touch our Lives when we are Ill

Animals have amazing sense abilities. Way more than most people give them credit for. It’s amazing how well an animal can tell if a person is ill. When you picture family pets you think of playing fetch, giving them a bath when they play in the mud, and teaching them tricks. My family has received way more from our animals than we intended, and I couldn’t be anymore happy about that. Here are ways animals touch our lives when we are ill.


  • Animals can sense when something is wrong.

When dogs sense that you are hurting they try to help. They will cuddle you and try to make you feel better, with love. They will step in any way they can and they will do anything they feel will benefit you. It’s a pretty amazing thing to be able to count on an animal. Due to being dizzy, no balance, and being weak, I need assistance walking and my dog won’t leave my side when I stand up. I hold onto his collar and he guides me. He is always by my side.


  • They are there for you at your lowest times.

When you are at your lowest you can always count on your furbabies. I have my low days, and when I need to let out a few tears my animals are ALWAYS there to comfort me. Whether, they lick your face, cuddle with you, or even just there for you to vent to (because lets face it, they won’t talk back to you, sometimes a person needs that).

  • They are there at times when you feel like no one else is.

When you are miserable, life can be hard. At this arduous time, you discover who your true friends are. When you are unwell for a long period of time, usually there is a small group of people who have been around since day one. But you can always trust that your pets will be there for you. They truly are a wo(mans) best friend. Animals are loyal and you can count on your sidekick to always be next to you when you need them. 


  • They love you unconditionally.

When you are ill, you need all the support you can get. You are stressed, hurting, and just flat out miserable. During this time you need to keep your spirits high and be surrounded by good energy. We need to keep love in our hearts and animals are always there to keep a smile on your face. Their cuddles can always melt a persons heart. Being sick builds a bond with your animals because they tend to feel protective towards you.


      Animals have an amazing bond towards their owners. When you are ill you tend to have a larger bond because they just want to help take care of you in their own way. It’s always comforting to know that they will be by your side during dark days, and there to have fun on your good days. They are more than animals, they are family.


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30 thoughts on “Ways Animals Touch our Lives when we are Ill

  1. Absolutely agree with your post. I suffer from multiple chronic illnesses, but paw-therapy always helps (we live with two dogs and one cat). Nice blog, I will keep following you. Best wishes from Germany!

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  2. Such great points! I joke with my son that our dog and two cats, who are always near, are my squad.😁 They each care for me in different ways, which is very sweet. I too use my dog to stabilize myself…he’s a 130 lb German shepherd so he’s totally up for the job.😊 It’s hard to explain to someone without a chronic illness what that bond feels like but you’ve put it into words perfectly. They are always there, and it makes life a little less lonely, or a lot depending on their shenanigans.😁

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    1. Thank you so much! That’s so awesome you have a squad!πŸ˜€ I know! My dad always feels left out because my dogs will ignore him to hangout with me! And that’s so great I’m glad I’m not the only one, I use my 140 pound English mastiff to stabilize me! We are lucky to have a bond with them! 😊 thank you for the feedback and I’m glad you can relate!!

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  3. My furbabies do the very same for me, and I couldn’t have said it better myself! Both of my dogs are doctor prescribed emotional support dogs. I want so badly to get my border collie to be a licensed service dog, but I just don’t have the energy!

    I love the picture of you laying with your dog. I have one that is identical to it. One of my friends daughters has been diagnosed with POTS and EDS also, and she also has a pic just like that with her dog 😍😍

    I hope you get to feeling well soon! Thank you for always showing my site some love!

    Gentle hugs,

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    1. Thank you so much! That’s awesome you experience the same thing with your dog! I have wanted to license my dog too! But you are sooo right, it’s a lot of work to do it!!
      Thank you, I love that picture too, it really shows our bond! And what a coincidence!! I’m glad she isn’t going through it alone, she’s got her furbaby!
      And of course! I enjoy your blogs, very well written! I appreciate you taking the time to read mine! πŸ’›πŸŒΈ

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      1. I found out that you can actually just go online and pay to have your dog licensed! I’m sure for anything more than emotional support, you’d have to have paperwork and all of that.
        Thank you for such a kind compliment! Writing helps me a lot. I enjoy reading your blogs as well! I love how you’re trying to help people through your own experiences!!

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  4. 19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

    20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Ecclesiastes 3:19,20

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