Is It Normal to Talk to Your Pets

Talking helps strengthen the bond between owner and pet.


Pets pick up on tone and emotion in speech even if words are unclear.

Emotion Cues

Chatting initiates play, gets a pet's attention, and prevents boredom.

Attention & Play

Clear verbal commands and cues aid pet training and understanding.


Conversations spark imagination and anthropomorphism of pet's thoughts.


Talking to pets lowers cortisol and provides stress relief.

Reduces Stress   

Pets provide company and comfort when their owner needs to talk.

Loneliness Relief

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