Scientists have observed interacting with animals increases our levels of the hormone, oxytocin. Oxytocin is often called the “the cuddle” or “love” hormone. It is responsible for that warm and fuzzy feeling we get around loved ones, when receiving a hug, and that butterfly in your stomach sensation. So go snuggle up with that puppy, it could be good for your health.
- Reduce Anxiety
- Decrease Depression
- Lower Blood Pressure
And yes, that is a picture of my dog, Biza. She’s a bit older and grayer now, but still a cutie!