We all experience stress, every day. Stress is only a problem when we have too much of it or when it interferes with other aspects of our lives – much like depression . Research shows that having a dog, petting a dog, walking a dog, and otherwise spending time with a pet is a stress-reducer. Petting a dog lowers our blood pressure and reduces stress hormones in your body. Do you know what else does that? Taking advice from a dog! That’s right, reading Dear Mishu’s column and trying to get in the mindset of a dog can definitely help reduce anxiety. Why? Because dogs have a simple approach to life and live in the moment, so they don’t get hung up with all the little things that cause humans to worry. So next time you start to feel tense or worried, just grab your dog for a pet or a walk, or open up dearmishu.com or @dearmishu on instagram and inhale a little of that dog peace!
Dear Mishu, I worry when I message close friends online and they don’t answer me back right away…, Grim asks, Mishu answers
Here’s Grim’s full question: “Hey Mishu, so I’ve been struggling in my communication with people…
I am a rescue and every time I kind of freak out when I see other dogs and scare them, but what I really want is to play. Then my mom gets upset because people are very judgy 😭 , Wink asks, Mishu answers
Dear @winkthepup – Story of my life, Wink. I didn’t used to bark at dogs,…
I have been so sick and my human is so #worried about me. It looks like I may have lymphoma. Do you have any tips, Bailey asks, Mishu answers
Dear Mishu, I have been so sick and my human is so worried about me….
Dear Mishu, I have been so sick and my human is so worried about me. It looks like I may have lymphoma. Do you have any tips? Bailey asks, Mishu answers
Dear Bailey, I’m very sorry to hear that you may have lymphoma. I asked my…
It’s ok Mishu, we’ll get you some cool red shoes too if that’s what you want…..
We had to put our puppy down yesterday… now do I know she’s in heaven?
Dear Luke: I think planes are good because I rode in one when I moved from Guatemala to California. That trip took me from being a rescued street dog to being a pampered American dog. Maybe focus on the good things that can happen from your trip and you won’t be scared?
Is anyone here afraid of flying and have some tips for Luke?
Chris – It seems like you’re a little bit wild like I am! I can’t…
My friend says I stink. I think I smell great. I’m a good dog. What should I do, Bessie the Basset Hound asks, Mishu answers
Bessie – I’ve been there. Honestly, since the humans pay the bills, I think we…
Dear Lucy, When my humans seem down or #sick, I just stay close by and…