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01 October 2012

How my pet relaxes

There’s nothing like a dog’s wagging tail or a cat rubbing itself on your ankles to make the stresses of the day fall away.

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There’s nothing like a dog’s wagging tail or a cat rubbing itself on your ankles to make the stresses of the day fall away. Having pets can be good for your health, and research shows that having a pet can reduce allergies in children and have a positive effect on blood pressure in adults.

 

Pets can get stressed too

Just like humans, pets get stressed too. In a recent US study, cats showed signs of stress, including changes to bladder health. Dogs that refuse to eat and play less, are often experiencing stress. But at the end of the day, when animals are happy, well fed and content, they give the best example on how to just let go and relax completely.

Show us how your pet relaxes

During the course of the day or night take a picture of your pet relaxing and send us a picture. Tell us how often they relax, what time and when they at their most comfortable. Email us and share your story. 

(Picture: Small kitty relaxing from Shutterstock)  

(Picture: Dog sleeping on the bed from Shutterstock)  

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(Health24, October 2012)

 
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