I have was diagnosed with MS in 2003, I was put on many meds for it because I had massive relapses 4 times a years. Ones were half my body looses all feeling and people around you think you have had a stroke. This came with blindness and numb skull feeling.
When 2006 came about me and my b/f got our own house, so as a gift to my b/f I got him a couple of rats, he liked them but I ended up being the one to love them. In the end I found myself having a large care and interest in rodents as they are so unfortunate in how people see them and my god their health problems are none stop :( since 2006 helping to care for my own rodents I have noticed that I have only had 1 massive relapse since 2006! :O my Hospital doctor said that this is common and that animals can be a theropy that some of us need. This does not stop the every day problems such as tiredness, bladder control, not being able to walk far if not at all some days etc.
So I am now on my spare time doing an animal care course on my PC I get to go one some trips and so on. Went to a farm and showed me the sick sheep that will be killed for their illness of being crippled. Low and behold they had MS! I was really upset and counted myself happy to be human.
Also know that hedgehogs get a type of MS and it is called Wobberly hedgehog syndrome.