A month ago, Selma Blair was disconsolate because of a recent departure from her life. She had brighter news this week. No word yet on whether she confides in her new dog as she did with her old one.
It’s no secret that chronic stress and anxiety can increase the odds that a person will develop gray hair. Now, new research has found that phenomenon extends to dogs as well.
According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, 18 percent of pet owners felt that their animal disturbed their slumber. “I think many people don’t want to admit that their cat or dog interrupts their sleep, because they’re intensely loyal to their animals,” says study co-author Lois Krahn, MD, professor of psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorder Center.