A sense of calm – pets can have a relaxing effect

A sense of calm – pets can have a relaxing effect

Pets and their powerful health benefits

Pets can help relieve anxiety and depression

Pets, especially dogs and cats, can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, and most importantly a pet can add real joy and unconditional love to your life!

Why can pets help with anxiety?

Pets have a relaxing effect. Petting or caressing an animal can improve your mood. Touch helps increase oxytocin levels and reduces cortisol, the infamous stress-related hormone. Even the sound of a cat purring can be soothing.

Taking care of an animal gives you an important role, adds structure and routine into your daily live which can help you staying in balance and easing your mood. 

Additional to that a pet gives you unconditional love which lets you forget the things you are worrying about and makes you less anxious. Watching a cat or dop playing can make you laugh and what is more important for your mood than that? 

"the best therapist has fur and four legs"

Even if you don’t have your own pet, go for a walk with someone who has a dog, visit a friend who has a cat, or spend a few hours at shelter! Try it and I can promise you, you will feel so much joy in your life! 

From the bottom of my heart, I wish you many happy, anxiety-free moments! 
Yours Nina 

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