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Dogs as empathy experts: It's their silence that does the trick

Empathy and Compassion for Animals Magazine (

Article: "Petting a dog makes people feel better. It's not in our heads, and it's not wishful thinking on the part of dog lovers. It's science.

Petting a dog decreases levels of stress hormones, regulates breathing, lowers blood pressure and releases the hormone oxytocin, which is associated with bonding and affection. Medically speaking, people who pet dogs literally feel better...."  By Matthew Margolis

Empathy and Compassion for Animals Magazine
 International News and Information about Empathy and Compassion with, by and for Animals (

Center for Building a Culture of Empathy



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