• During This Self-Isolation Period, I'm Grateful Now More Than Ever For My Pets

    6 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Ever since my early 20s, I've always had multiple pets. And while I've never minded being woken up with a loud "Meow!" inches from my face, or complained about walking my dog in the rain, I'm even more grateful for them during this period of self-isolation .
    We've known for a while now that pets can be a source of stress-relief. In 2016, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute conducted a survey that found that 74 percent of pet owners reported mental health improvements simply from having a furry friend. Additionally, a 2019 study from Washington State University determined that petting...
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