Never underestimate the emotional benefits that your pets can provide to you. When the kids are driving you crazy, and you have a frontal lobe headache that won’t go away, pet your dog or your cat? Yes, when your emotions are off center and you are upset about anything, the recommended therapy is to stroke your dog and cat. Petting the furry creatures in your house has an immediate emotional benefit. Your blood pressure will almost immediately go down, your breathing will become normal, and you will be able to go out and deal in a positive manner, with what upset you in the first place. Try it, it works!