12 Reasons Why Dogs Are Man's Best Friend
Dogs can help reduce feelings of stress
Daily life is rife with stressors, and that’s been truer than ever over the past few months. Recent research has shown dogs are proven to help reduce feelings of stress, especially when it comes to work responsibilities. How? Playing with or petting your dog may increase levels of oxytocin, a stress-reducing hormone, while decreasing production of the stress hormone cortisol. This can help you feel more relaxed and calm, so grab your pooch for some snuggles when you’re facing a particularly tough project or deadline.