Gazing into your dog’s eyes helps you communicate, and it also has a host of health benefits that can improve your quality of life. Studies show that locking eyes with your pooch causes an increase in the hormone oxytocin, which is also commonly known as the “feel good” hormone. It’s responsible for mothers bonding with their children, closeness and intimacy between lovers, and the distinct bond enjoyed between a dog and his owner.
8.Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
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Looking deeply into Fido’s eyes gives you a boost of cortisol-lowering oxytocin. As a result, you can enjoy improved cardiac health. Cortisol is a nasty hormone that can cause increased blood pressure, heart disease and high cholesterol levels, according to Psychology Today.
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