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