Petting a furry pal decreases cortisol, according to study. When you're stressed, your adrenal glands release cortisol.
Some people are allergic to cats and dogs but didn't grow up with them. 10-20% of the population is allergic to cats and dogs, according to the AAFA.
When your dog depends on you, you're more motivated to go out.
Distancing has become the norm since the pandemic began.