*Estimated Read Time: 6 min, 7 sec. Dogs calm anxiety simply by being present. It’s no secret that dogs offer unconditional love along with endless amounts of hugs and kisses. The simple act of petting a dog is scientifically proven to lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate, and release serotonin (the happy hormone).
*Estimated Read Time: 7 min 8 sec. Everyone experiences stress. It is a normal part of life. In the proper context, a little pressure can actually be quite beneficial and motivating! Unfortunately, the kind of changes that cause stress most often aren’t as helpful. One of the most talked-about 2020 (and now 2021) stress management tools has been pet ownership.
*Estimated Read Time: 9 min 42 sec. For an anxious person, everyday things like the morning alarm can trigger a whole series of panic-driven thoughts that rush in like a title wave before the day has even begun. Thankfully, an emotional support animal can help cope with anxiety and relieve these feelings of panic.