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Cheshire Life - - Animal Magic -

Pets are the per­fect ther­apy. Re­searchers say pet­ting our furry friends prompts a re­duc­tion in the ma­jor stress hor­mone cor­ti­sol, helps us to ex­pe­ri­ence pos­i­tive emo­tions and, over time, can have a sig­nif­i­cant ben­e­fi­cial im­pact on men­tal and phys­i­cal health. Dog trainer Rachel Rogers of Cheshire-based pet be­hav­iour ser­vices Nose to Trail says stroking pets is a recog­nised way of low­er­ing blood pres­sure, anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion. She’s post­ing daily Virus Va­ri­ety videos on her In­sta­gram ac­count to help keep pooches en­ter­tained and re­leas­ing en­ergy in the con­fines of your four walls dur­ing iso­la­tion – all you’ll need is a cou­ple of their favourite treats and some com­mon house­hold ob­jects. Fol­low Nose to Trail on In­sta­gram @nose­to­trailuk

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