Pet Ownership May Be Effective Cure For Winter Blues

You might have heard of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), the yearly cycle of depression that’s related to the changes in seasons, but did you know that your furry friend could help beat the winter blues? 

Studies have shown that pet ownership not only decreases rates of depression and anxiety, but it also increases levels of oxytocin (a feel-good hormone), modulates serotonin levels, and decreases cortisol (a stress hormone) levels in humans. 

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