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Meet Jerrod Niemann this Saturday from 4:30-5:30pm at WQMX! Your $10 ticket includes an intimate VIP acoustic performance in our concert room with a and Meet & Greet with Jerrod before his concert at the Dusty Armadillo What a great opportunity to meet this country star up close and p [ ... ]
Meet Storm aka Cody … because he is a Lab, this is one highly adoptable dog. Though Storm doesn’t have special needs he is a special boy. His back legs appear to have grown a bit crocked so he is perfect looking but has an anomaly in the way that he walks. It appears to be a birth defect [ ... ]
Thursday Happy Bathtub Party Day, (the idea is to skip the shower and take a bath) Happy 46th birthday to Gary Allan! 20 more shopping days until Christmas. Looks like inflation has hit the “The 12 Days of Christmas.”Number-crunchers at PNC Wealth Management claim it would set [ ... ]
Dogs aren’t the only animals that raise our oxytocin levels and calm our anxiety.
Cats do it too.
This is why we want to shine a little light on our other furry friends that are used as therapy animals.
Stroking or cuddling a cat can have a positive effect on your health. Research shows that cats can relieve stress and lower blood pressure, and studies have found that the hormone oxytocin is released when we're around pets, triggering feelings of happiness.
With results like these, it's no wonder therapy cats are often taken to hospitals, nursing homes, schools and even prisons. But what does it take for a feline to become a certified therapy animal?
Cats are often taken to nursing homes and hospitals by groups like “Love on a Leash” and “Pet Partners” as a way to cheer up patients and lower blood pressure.
So next time you get the urge to cuddle up to something, give a cat a try. If you do it right, you’ll have a friend for life.