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Animals and Emotions

Rita Scholl - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Animals and Emotions

Did you know that dogs, cats, horses, and birds pick up on emotions the same way humans do? That's right, man's best friend might just understand you as well as your best friend. Animals have a complex language system consisting of facial expressions, body posture, and levels of vocalization just like humans do. So it’s only natural that they tend to pick up on our emotions.

Pets can detect your mood by observing the fluctuations in your voice, body language, facial expressions, and other subtle clues. Not only do animals often pick up on our emotions that we are feeling, they mimic them. When an animal can see you are sad they will tend to slow down and not leave your side. If you are more stressed out and tense your pet may become more anxious and agitated.

Reducing your stress can reduce your pets stress! Living Touch Massage suggests these 4 tips for reducing your stress

  • Interact more with your pet: Cuddling, petting, playing, or relaxing with your pet can decrease both of your guys stress instantly!
  • Try meditation! Meditating is a great way to focus on your breathing and lower levels of anxiety and depression.
  • Play calming music for you and your pet! Pets and people respond to music in close way. When you listen to a song and take a deep breath of relaxation, your pet will most likely do the same thing
  • Get a massage! Massage is an effective way to alleviate stress for you and your furry friend!

If you are interested in a massage by Living Touch then call (218) 368-2964. We are open from 8am-6:30pm on weekdays! If you want to learn more about the massage services we provide go to

For a more in-depth understanding of the studies that were performed go to CBS’s article

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Paul and Rita Scholl, married for 25 years

In Loving Memory of Paul Scholl

Paul was lost in a tragic hunting accident in November of 2014.
Though we have suffered from his premature death, his spirit remains with us.

"I would like to thank my pastors, Keith and Rachel Willard, of Real Life Christian Fellowship in Bemidji, Minnesota, and pastors Darrell and Marcia Todd of Word-N-Sound Ministries of Northern Minnesota. The love, help, prayer, and guidance they have given me, my children, and my family since the death of my husband, Paul, has made all the difference in our lives." - Rita