I found just on discussion on this matter and little developed, so I thought I could give this one more shot.
Since I live alone, I thought having a dog would be good for me. However, I had a discectomy last month, my first surgery ever. Now I feel very discouraged.
It would be really good to hear from people who does own a pet, if this arrangement can work and how. What advices can you give people? Should people with back problem own a pet?
Is it too risky? How do you clean the mess when you they poop on the street? How do you feed them? How do you play with them?
For the record, I am able to pay someone to come here once a day (from Monday to Friday) to clean the mess. However, as I told you in the lines above, I have lots of concerns.