Puppy love — it’s better than you think

Picture by Will Chandler

Now there’s new research from the University of Missouri-Columbia suggesting the hormonal changes that occur when humans and dogs interact could help people cope with depression and certain stress-related disorders. Preliminary results from a study show that a few minutes of stroking our pet dog prompts a release of a number of “feel good” hormones in humans, including serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin.

~ By Jane Weaver

 

Read more on Pet health on NBC NEWS.com … HERE

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