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How pets can help with the isolation blues

How pets can help with the isolation blues
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A Montreal researcher is taking a look at how pets can help with the isolation blues. Pets aren’t for everyone, but according to a social psychology professor at the Universite du Quebec, for some, pets can reduce stress and help produce more of those calming hormones. It's why some dentists have fish in the waiting room!

Plus, she says a pet, like a dog doesn’t only give great snuggles, they also get you out exercising and sometimes they can even help you meet other people – well, from 6 feet away.


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