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There’s actually science behind the fact that having a pet helps you with Stress, Anxiety, Depression and more!

Looking at the factors of Unconditional Love, Reducing Stress, Talking To Someone Who Listens, and the stats behind it all – find some great excuses to get yourself a furry friend by reading these wonderful reasons why!


Reducing Stress

vladans / ThinkStock shares that playing or petting an animal helps increase your levels of oxytocin and decreases cortisol. That alone can help your relaxation meter be on the winning side. The American Heart Association also shared a study from 2001, saying that patients with pets could keep their high blood pressure lower during times with pets.