HAV­ING A COM­PAN­ION AN­I­MAL

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I can con­firm that bond­ing with my dog since go­ing ve­gan has been help­ing me cope with my con­di­tion.

Ken, my fam­ily’s Labrador, has been with us for more than a decade. When­ever he no­tices that I’m down, stressed out, or not feel­ing well, he tries to cud­dle or stay be­side me when I’m too drained to play with him. He would some­times walk to my room and keep me com­pany for a long time, which helps me feel less lonely.

Hav­ing a strong bond with some­one who loves me un­con­di­tion­ally helps me deal with my sui­ci­dal thoughts. I know that it will break my dog’s heart if I fol­low my un­healthy thoughts and I can’t do that to him.

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