If your friends and family members surprised you with their reactions when you told them you were going to proceed with amputation to help your dog feel better, you’re not alone.
Maybe you heard things like “Dogs aren’t meant to live that way!” or “She’s better off if you just put her down.”
Most Tripawd pawrents heard these comments early on in their Tripawd journey. How unfortunate that so many people we know don’t share the same kind of bond with animals that Tripawd families do!
To us, companion animals make our lives worth living. They give us a reason to get outside and smell the fresh air. When we go somewhere together, they attract other like-minded animal lovers into our lives. Our pets’ simple, gentle nature helps us live in the moment, and remember the simple things that are important in our lives. They make us whole.
PAL Spreads the Message
When it comes down to it, “Pets Add Life,” and the Pets Add Life (PAL) Facebook Campaign was created to show the world the benefits of animal companionship.
Through Facebook and PAL YouTube videos, the PAL campaign is spreading the word about how animals make our lives better by bringing better health to their owners. PAL is sharing scientific findings that prove how animals lighten our mood, lower our blood pressure and reduce stress in measurable amounts. They’re instant mood therapy!
Animals ask for so little, but they reward us with unconditional love that no human being can match. Whether a person chooses an iguana or a rabbit, a dog or a cat, horse or ferret, or all of the above, having animals to care for just makes life better.
Tripawds wholeheartedly supports the PAL campaign as they share this important message around the globe. We believe that as PAL helps more people become aware of animals’ wisdom, the better world we will create for these gentle souls, and the fewer negative comments future Tripawd pawrents will hear from others!
Disclaimer: The Tripawds community was compensated by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association to help spread this important message about the benefits of animal companionship.