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Patting a dog lowers stress better than drugs

Jul 29, 2019

Patting a dog lowers stress better than drugs

Feeling stressed? Research has finally proven what we always suspected. That patting a dog (or cat) sends your cortisol (stress hormone) levels plummeting. But just how quickly it happens may surprise you...

Using stressed college students, scientists found that cortisol levels significantly dropped after just 10 minutes of patting. And the effect was just as powerful no matter how stressed the students were to start with.

That makes a pet as powerful as Valium or Xanax...without the side effects. Although be warned. Spending time with your little loved one is highly addictive...

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