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Mood-Boosting Power Of Pets!

MA - Psychology, PG Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Certified NLP Master Practitioner, Certified Advanced Life Coach, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Psychometric Tool Analyst, Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Leadership Coach, Certified Naturopath
Psychologist, Meerut
Mood-Boosting Power Of Pets!
Pets can be amazing companions, and help you cope with your life problems. There can be times when you might feel low and lack the motivation to do anything; a pet can change that scenario and bring about a positive change in your life. They keep you engaged, and help you take your mind off from various problems in your professional and personal life.

Here are a few reasons why having a pet can significantly improve your mental health:

1. Petting lowers stress levels -
Petting your furry friends is a major stress buster. It has been observed that petting a dog or a cat releases the hormone called oxytocin which is associated with lowered anxiety and stress levels. When you connect with your pet and engage yourself in grooming and petting it, it naturally reduces your blood pressure and lowers the level of cortisol, thereby producing a calming effect.

2. Pets reduce loneliness and isolation -
Pets can constantly keep you accompany if you don't like being lonely. Dogs and cats can make friends easily and due to their intuitive nature, they can sense it when you are feeling low. They refuse to leave you alone and provide you with mental support. Pets also help you socialize especially if you take them out for a walk. They help you interact with other pets and their owners.

3. Pets are great listeners and they keep you engaged -
Pets can distract you from your problems and stressful situations which plague your mind. You and your furry mate can spend a wonderful time playing games or by simply clicking pictures together. Pets are also good listeners and hence you can vent out your feeling without the fear of being judged. They help you heal and get over certain things which would otherwise be a lot more difficult to overcome.

4. They love you unconditionally and keep you happy -
Seeing your pet welcome you after a hard day at work can instantly lift your mood and make you smile. They love you no matter what mistakes you made and keep you energized, positive and motivated. Caring for your pet and reciprocating their love can make you less self-centred and more motivated towards your goals.

Thus, by lowering anxiety and stress levels, pets improve your mental health significantly.
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Pet & Mental Health - Is There A Link?

BDS, Certification In Hypnotherapy, Certification In N.L.P, Certification In Gene & Behavior, Psychology At Work
Psychologist, Delhi
Pet & Mental Health - Is There A Link?
Pets can be amazing companions and can help you cope with your life problems. There can be times when you might feel low and lack the motivation to do anything; a pet can change that scenario and bring about a positive change in your life. They keep you engaged and help you take your mind off from various problems in your professional and personal life.

Here are a few reasons why having a pet can significantly improve your mental health:

1. Petting lowers stress levels
Petting your furry friends is a major stress buster. It has been observed that petting a dog or a cat releases the hormone called oxytocin which is associated with lowered anxiety and stress levels. When you connect with your pet and engage yourself in grooming and petting it, it naturally reduces your blood pressure and lowers the level of cortisol, thereby producing a calming effect.

2. Pets reduce loneliness and isolation
Pets can constantly keep you company if you don't like being lonely. Dogs and cats can make friends easily and due to their intuitive nature, they can sense it when you are feeling low. They refuse to leave you alone and provide you mental support. Pets also help you socialize especially if you take them out for a walk. They help you interact with other pets and their owners.

3. Pets are great listeners and they keep you engaged
Pets can distract you from your problems and stressful situations which plague your mind. You and your furry mate can spend a wonderful time playing games or by simply clicking pictures together. Pets are also good listeners and hence you can vent out your feeling without the fear of being judged. They help you heal and get over certain things which would otherwise be a lot more difficult to overcome.

4. They love you unconditionally and keep you happy
Seeing your pet welcome you after a hard day at work can instantly lift your mood and make you smile. They love you no matter what mistakes you made and keep you energized, positive and motivated. Caring for your pet and reciprocating their love can make you less self-centred and more motivated towards your goals.
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Tips To Help You Care For Your Horse!

M.V.Sc, B.V.Sc. & A.H.
Veterinarian, Kolkata
Tips To Help You Care For Your Horse!
Caring for your horse can make this strong animal healthier and interactive and a long-lived companion for you. Horses are quite hardy and amazing animals but they require good care for sustainable health and prevention of diseases. Horse owners, particularly those who are inexperienced are often unaware of what they should do to care for their horse and with these few tips, the task of caring for your horse would not be quite difficult.

Take your horse to the grooming area: When you have a horse, you must also have a distinct space outside the regular stall where you groom your pet. You must tie it up so that it cannot wander about when you are trying to groom it. Grooming the horse can be a messy job and thus, you should wear old and rugged clothes.
Cleaning the dust off the horse s coat: A rubber curry brush would help you to loosen up the dirt seated on the coat. You will have to move the brush in a circular motion over its body except for the face and legs since there is a chance of hurting the sensitive skin on these areas. A dandy brush would aid in removing the dirt from the surface of the coat and you should move the brush in short strokes so that the dirt falls off its coat. It is important to ensure that you are clearing the dirt in a flicking motion as it would otherwise cause irritation and itchiness on the horse s skin.
Use electric clippers for trimming the hair: If there are areas which need to get trimmed, you should invest in a good quality electric clipper for trimming off the hair and make your horse s coat appear more neat and polished. You can also use a mane comb for untangling the tail and mane of your horse but you should be gentle and careful while using your fingers so that no hair is broken or pulled out.
Bathe your companion as required: If you think that your pet horse is too dirty, you should give it a bath. It can start with showering down the whole body with lukewarm water for clearing off all the dirt in the coat and prepare it for shampooing. You can look for shampoo specifically designed for the horse and massage the coat with the help of a curry brush and then rinse off thoroughly. After rinsing off the shampoo, you should apply conditioner, leave it for a few minutes and wash off.
A good quality hay devoid of insects, mites and dust and plenty of water is essential for your horse to survive and be fit and active. Also, small amounts of grains all through the day, particularly during the cooler hours would also contribute to its health.
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