AN­I­MALS AS STRESS RE­LIEV­ERS

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Stud­ies con­firm that com­pan­ion an­i­mals help im­prove our men­tal health in many ways. Even the sim­ple act of pet­ting them re­lieves stress be­cause it re­leases sero­tonin, pro­lactin, and oxy­tocin, which are mood­boost­ing hor­mones, ac­cord­ing to a 2011 on­line ar­ti­cle on the ben­e­fits of pets & pet ther­apy by Paws for Peo­ple.

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