Pets can be a great stress reliever, if you do the research

Posted at 9:28 AM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 12:44:33-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — National Pet Day is celebrated every year on April 11th and was created in 2005 by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige.

Some studies show that people begin to feel less anxious after spending less than an hour with an animal. There are endless benefits from lowering your stress level and while the things that we find stressful in our lives are often hard to eliminate, adding an animal to your life can help.

However, not doing your research before adding a pet into your life can actually enhance your stress. Which is why it's so important to find a dog that suits your needs and can thrive with your current lifestyle. Today on Good Morning Idaho, Frankie Katafias met with staff members/dog owners at Camp Bow Wow in Meridian to discuss the benefits of owning a pet but also how the importance of understanding a dog's breed and needs.

Don't forget to use #NationalPetDay on your social media accounts to share pictures of your pet with others.