Chilling with the chickens, a different type of pet therapy
Pets can relieve stress in at least eight specific ways, according to Dr. Alan Beck, director of the Center for the Human–Animal Bond at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Petting an animal or just being in the room with one can lower blood pressure and increase cardiovascular health. Pet owners tend to get more exercise and pets make people feel less lonely.
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