If you’re like most cat owners in New York City, your thought process regarding taking your pet to the vet probably goes something like this: My cat is eating and acting normally, and he never goes outside or is exposed to other cats so he doesn’t need vaccines. Plus, he stresses out and pees every time I put him in his carrier. I’ll just take him to the vet when he’s sick.
Studies have shown that people who have cats are less likely to suffer a heart attack, and petting a cat lowers our heart rate and blood pressure. However, sharing your life with this little feline also has some drawbacks that each person must be very aware of before deciding to take a kitten home:
Studies show that interactions with therapy animals can decrease stress in humans. Playing with or petting an animal can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol. These hormonal changes can help alleviate stress …
In Germany, there is a bakery that sells only dog biscuits and cakes. It is a bakery dedicated solely to satisfying a dog’s “sweet tooth”. Janine Saraniti, dog bakery owner, said: “My cakes are special, because I bake for dogs. Dogs can come and try the cookies and choose their favorite. “