Monday, April 13, 2009

Puppy Love is Powerful

Many studies have found that pets can lower blood pressure and ease loneliness. Now, new research from the University of Missouri-Columbia suggests the hormonal changes that occur when people and dogs interact could counteract depression and stress disorders, too. Just a few minutes of petting Fido causes a release of happy hormones like serotonin and oxytocin, while reducing stress hormone levels.

Pretty neat, huh?


Hazel Eye Beauty said...

I agree, and have read that before. Plus, it helps your dog be more well be-haved,,, at least in Tobi's case!

Sally said...

She is so CUUUUTTTEEE!!!