Banana-Yogurt Dog Treats

Dog lovers know that dogs are generally quite responsive to rewards, like praise and petting. But if you’re training your dog, treats are a even better motivator.

Unfortunately, many commercial dog treats contain additives that can be harmful to your dog’s health, including artificial colorants, preservatives, and flavorings.

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Healthy Living, Pets

The Benefits of a Furry Friend

It’s no secret that pets can bring a lot of joy to the lives of their owners, but did you know that having a pet can actually improve your health too?

Spending time with pets actually causes physical reactions in your body that reduce stress and improve your mood. Just petting a cat or dog, or watching a fish swim actually decreases your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and helps increase production of serotonin, a feel good chemical that increases feelings of well-being.  Additionally, playing with a pet can increase your levels of both serotonin and dopamine, which will leave you feeling more calm and relaxed.

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