Stroking a pet can activate the release of oxytocin in the brain, which contributes to wellbeing and ability to handle stress, studies have found. Photo: Getty Images Stroking a pet can activate the release of oxytocin in the brain, which contributes to wellbeing and ability to handle stress, studies have found. Photo: Getty Images
Stroking a pet can activate the release of oxytocin in the brain, which contributes to wellbeing and ability to handle stress, studies have found. Photo: Getty Images
Wellness

Caring for a dog makes us more spiritual, thriller writer contends, and animal-behaviour experts agree

  • Award-winning author of mystery thrillers Manjiri Prabhu writes about how her dogs triggered her spiritual journey in her new book The DOGtrine of Peace
  • Chimp expert Jane Goodall is among experts cited who suggest the human-animal bond triggers mutual benefits – evoking peace in our hearts, and in the world

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Stroking a pet can activate the release of oxytocin in the brain, which contributes to wellbeing and ability to handle stress, studies have found. Photo: Getty Images Stroking a pet can activate the release of oxytocin in the brain, which contributes to wellbeing and ability to handle stress, studies have found. Photo: Getty Images
Stroking a pet can activate the release of oxytocin in the brain, which contributes to wellbeing and ability to handle stress, studies have found. Photo: Getty Images
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