🐶 Did you know today is National Hug Your Dog Day?
Few things are better than giving your furry family member a squeeze! Plus, hugging your dog actually has therapeutic benefits for you and your pup. Studies have shown that hugging pups increases oxytocin, the “cuddle hormone”, which helps to lower stress, blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol.
❤️ Hugging creates a sense of well-being and contentment between you and your pet. It also can help with a dog’s behavioral issues and bad habits by providing a sense of trust between you and your dog. If your canine companion isn’t a hugger, try a belly rub, a scratch behind the ears, or gentle petting. Our dogs deserve all the love and affection we can give, so make sure you give them an extra hug today!