Hug your Pet if You Have One

Oxytocin is the chemical in our brains that makes us feel love. Don’t confuse it with Oxycotin, which makes us feel nothing but the need for more Oxycotin. Researchers in Japan discovered recently that pet owners who spent 30 minutes playing with their dogs had significantly higher levels of oxytocin in their urine than similar pet owners who were told to avoid their dogs for 30 minutes.

Take a few minutes to give your dog some loving. It will likely be better for you than for her.

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