Category: Dogs and Animals

Dogs Matter Too!

Share This! Leave your dog home on hot days. For a dog, left in a hot car – in just a short time – it can be harmful, and even life-threatening. Dogs are not able to release heat by sweating, like a human does, so their internal body temperature rises more quickly. Remember: Even in […]

PTSD and Dogs

Scientists believe that the major source of people’s positive reactions to pets comes from oxytocin, a hormone whose many functions include stimulating social bonding, relaxation and trust, and easing stress. Research has shown that when humans interact with dogs, oxytocin levels increase in both species. —The Washington Post The Traumatized Brain I’ve been off social […]