Yes, breathe. Exhale! Any time you are with your pet, whether spending quality time, practicing new habits, or handling a stressful situation, exhale to improve the situation.
Try this quick experiment to see how it works:
- Hold your breath and clench your fists for a moment and see how it makes you feel.
- Now, Exhale!
- How do you feel now?
Being relaxed affects your pet. Breathing normally has many benefits for you and for your pet. It can help:
- You be Relaxed and Calm so your pet can pet relax and be calm. Your pet usually reflects your breathing pattern and your tension.
- You and your pet be more Aware, Think better, and Make Better Behavior Choices.
- You and your pet Better Handle Fears –
- Fireworks, Thunderstorms, and Loud Noises
- Vet Visits
- Grooming, Nail Trimming and Ear Cleaning
- Improve overall Health and Wellness by delivering more oxygen to organs and all body systems
- Improve Mood
- Decrease Anxiety and lower Stress Levels
- Improve Digestion
- Lower Inflammation levels
- Reduce Pain
- Improve Sleep
- Improve Brain Function and Cognition
- Regulate Blood Pressure
- Improve Immune System function
In short, good breathing is one of the best things you can do mentally, physically and emotionally to improve your wellness and your life with your pet.