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Petting a Dog Can Lower Your Blood Pressure Via the ‘Pet Effect’

Sometimes when it’s been “one of those days,” like when your car breaks down, you get to work late, and your boss yells at you that you forgot how to do your job, there is nothing that makes you feel better when you get home than a wet nose and a warm heart of dog greeting you.

There’s something to be said about two waging tails waiting for me at the door when I arrive. Their unconditional love and non-judgmental loyalty is so very important.

According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information, just the he simple act of petting your dog can actually lower your blood pressure. They call it the “Pet Effect.”

So, the next time you’ve had a bad day, don’t reach for that glass of wine. Give your dog a nice belly rub! You’ll both benefit from it! Woof!


A natural crowdpleaser, Nazzy knows exactly what it takes to get the party started. Originally from Massachusetts, Nazzy got his start in radio in Boston, has spent time on the air in Rhode Island, and has been a staple in the lakes region, the capital city and all of the granite state for more than 15 years. Not only on the air, but as a mobile entertainer. Nazzy rocks some of the best venues in NH, ME and MA with his own mobile DJ company, Nazzy Entertainment DJs.