Did you know that just by being next to your Beagle your cortisol levels (stress hormone) can decrease – reducing your anxiety and stress? And that the presence of animals, specially pets develops feelings of affection and empathy in humans. This has been shown to increase the levels of oxytocin in our body leading us to a more relaxed state. That is why we made this my dog is my therapist shirt. Beagle Dog is my therapist.