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Pets are emotional sponges. Here’s how to ensure they’re not wrung out.

Jun 07, 2019

Pets are emotional sponges. Here’s how to ensure they’re not wrung out.

They might be covered in fur but it turns out you’re living with one big emotional sponge. And how you react to every day situations affects their outlook on life dramatically. Here’s how you can ensure they’re not feeling wrung out...

Research out today from Sweden shows a huge correlation between human and dog stress levels. Quite simply, our pets pick up on and copy our mental state. Which can be incredibly damaging to their health if we’re feeling worried or stressed.

My advice? Try not to let your bad day turn into their bad week. They’re simply looking to us for leadership of the emotional kind so try to provide the environment you’d want a young (human) child to grow up in. Try to remember they’d swap every toy you’ve ever given them for just one more hour of good times with you. This study shows you’re right at the centre of their universe. So try to give them something and someone to believe in...

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