Studies have shown that there are benefits of having a canine companion by your side. But for some pet owners, they have a deeper reason for owning one. The need for a pet by their side is crucial for their mental health.
Sadly, we still live in a society where there is a lot of stigma surrounding mental health. Not everyone knows the daily struggles of those who battle mental illnesses that are invisible to the world. It can be quite depressing to suffer from severe anxiety when you seem to look fine in the eyes of others.
This is where emotional support animals can be helpful to those who are struggling with their mental health.
Jen Medrano happens to be one who has experienced the struggles of mental illnesses firsthand. She is also the proud owner of two dogs named Watson and Kiko. These two dogs are her best friends that make her life complete with loads of fun and happiness.
But between the two, it’s Watson who has been Jen’s rock as he often helps her get through her everyday struggles and anxiety.
With Watson being her emotional support dog, he has given all the emotional help Jen needs. So Jen decided to spread awareness on social media through a very sweet video in which she shares how Watson comforts her. Jen wanted to show everyone that dogs are truly a man’s best friend and that there are so many benefits for people to have emotional support dogs.
In the video, you can see Jen sitting on the floor with her head covered in her hands. Watson sees her and quickly rushes over to comfort Jen and give her a hug. This small gesture is everything she needs to work her way through her anxiety attacks. What’s so heartwarming is that Watson is faithfully by her side, ready to lend his support when she needs it the most.
Watch how Watson comes to the rescue in the video below.
Source: wat.ki via Instagram