Many think of pets as a lot of work but the benefits to your overall health are incredible. Growing up in a home with dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and reptiles Doc J learned to love animals of all kinds. It wasn’t until Doc J went through some of the most stressful times in her life did she realize the true value of a pet. She found that taking care of a dog forced her to maintain a routine, organize her life, slowdown, laugh, play and move more. In this episode Doc J discusses how her dogs boost her mood, keep her stress in check by keeping her mind right and reminding her to play everyday.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

• Why having a pet makes you happier
• How pets help you to set routines & organize
• How pets relieve stress
• Why mobility and weight improve with a pet

Resources From This Episode:
Doc J’s Instagram
• Where we purchased Brian our pup –
• Pets boost oxytocin & lower cortisol levels
U of Minnesota 2016 study showed pets improve depression, anxiety and social isolation.

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