|The human-animal bond is a powerful thing, and pets can have a massive positive effect on our mental health. Pets can help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and feelings of loneliness.|
Spending time with your dog or cat can reduce blood pressure, slow your heart rate, regulate your breathing and relax tense muscles. It also results in an increase in oxytocin – more commonly known as the “love hormone“.
We realise that those pet owners who are self-isolating have been advised to minimise contact with their pets but even in these uncertain times, our pets can be a great source of company and comfort. Whether you’re working from the office or at home, and regardless of your toilet paper supply, your pets will love you unconditionally.