Hello Yogi- Dog family,
Did you know both humans and dogs experience a release in oxytocin levels when engaging in physical affection? According to the National Library of Medicine, positive social interaction between animals and their owners surge these hormone levels for both parties, increasing emotional state. The “love” or “cuddle” hormone that PAW-rents experience when petting their pup is the same hormone that’s amplified when engaging in connection between parent and child (which makes sense because we see our fur-babies as one of our own)! As gratifying as this is for us, our pets benefit from this as well! Every day seems like National Hug Your Dog Day for our Yogi-dog family but on April 10th we have an extra excuse to spend even more time cuddling our beloved furry friends!
National Hug Your Dog day is a unique day to not only treat our pups but to celebrate all the unconditional love that our dogs give us! These tail-waggers see no fault or flaw in us and never fail to show us how important we are to them- even on our bad days!
Dogs have the ability to perform tasks that humans aren't capable of. How PAW-some! These tasks include, but are not limited to, emotional support, service and assistant work, the ability to sniff out danger for our safety and more. Dogs also provide companionship, encourage physical activity, reduce anxiety, and so many other amazing things that we should never take for granted!
Yogi-dog is excited to celebrate this PAW-some howl-iday and we are looking forward to seeing how you decide to celebrate with your pups!
Post a pic with you and your pup cuddling, enjoying the day together or indulging in Yogi-dog's delicious flavors! Share a pup with your cup! Trust us, you’ll think it is a paw-some treat too! Use #HugYourDogDay and tag us for a chance to be featured on our page!