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Life can be crazy at times for all of us. We live in a fast-paced world where things are constantly moving and changing. It can cause stress, anxiety and depression. But the great news is that there is an antidote, and it is cuddling up with our pets! It has been scientifically proven that spending time with your dog has many health benefits!
Spending time with our furry friends can positively affect our endocrine system. This helps to reduce stress and elevate our moods, due to changes of the levels of cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine. (Stress Hormones) Changes also occur in our levels of oxytocin and dopamine. (Mood Hormones)
We know that your dog will always have a place in your heart, but did you know that they also have an effect on it? Spending time relaxing and cuddling with your dog results in lower blood pressure and heart rate. In fact, dog owners are less likely to develop heart disease!
A study found that dog owners are more likely to live longer than non-dog owners. It was shown that dog owners had a 24% reduction in risk for death from any cause. So go ahead and play a game of fetch or take a nice long walk with your dog, they deserve it!
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