|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.