Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Monday, September 16, 2019

Dog can feel your Stress

 

 

 

 

When dog owners go through a stressful period. They are not alone their dogs’ feel the stress too!

 

 

A study published Thursday in Scientific Reports suggests that dog owners experiencing long bouts of stress can transfer it to their dogs.

 

 

Swedish researcher Lina Roth and her team focused on 58 people who own border collies or Shetland sheep dogs, and examined hair from the owners and their dogs, looking at the concentrations of a hormone called cortisol that is released into the bloodstream and absorbed by hair follicles in response to stress.

 

 

 

 

Source: New Indian Express, 08 June 2019, Chennai.