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National Pet Day

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According to social media, today is #NationalPetDay.  Here is my fur baby, K.C., who we adopted from a shelter in 2009.

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So what does this have to do with diabetes?  Well, she helps my health in several ways.  When I'm feeling my worst, physically or emotionally, she's always around for a cuddle to cheer me up.  Her unconditional love is a big mood booster.  And, she has kept me company during many middle of the night lows.

For those of you who are pet owners, how does your pet help you live a healthier life with diabetes?

posted Apr 11 in Conversation by KarenG (12,140 points)

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imageExactly the same ways you just mentioned!  Having a pet (or pets) is just another way to incorporate love into our lives!  Yes, they are a responsibility - but we get back so much more than we give, so I believe they are totally worth it :-).  And, for those of us who do not have children, our pets certainly take their place.  Love my 2 kitties!

answered Apr 12 by bayleafbroker (810 points)
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Oh,they are so cute!!!!  Just looking at your picture of their sweet faces boosted my mood and made me smile immediately!
answered Apr 12 by KarenG (12,140 points)
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We have 6 cats, of which 5 were strays or rescues.  The oldest turns 21 next week--we give him sub-q fluids 3 times a week and B vitamins once a week. They have distinct personalities...and can be very comforting and occasionally very annoying!! I love them al!!
answered Apr 12 by TortieGirl (3,200 points)
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