The Sol Box triggers the release of a hormone called serotonin, also known as the happy hormone. As the name suggests, it boosts energy levels and improves mood. Serotonin puts the pep in their paw.
Light therapy also promises a better night of sleep. Sunlight curbs the production of melatonin, which is a hormone that triggers drowsiness. By exposing your companion to the Sol Box at regular intervals every day, they will maintain a healthy circadian rhythm. With a their internal clock set, their body will maximize serotonin production in the morning and then release melatonin in the evening for a good nights rest
A lack of adequate sunlight in pets causes an imbalance in the levels of serotonin and melatonin. As a result, they are more likely to suffer from depression, which can manifest as aggression. In a scientific study, reported in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, blood samples were taken from 80 dogs which had been referred to veterinary teaching hospitals after their owners reported that they had behaved aggressively towards humans.
Samples from normally-behaved dogs were also taken. Tests showed that the aggressive dogs had significantly lower concentrations of serotonin in their blood – 278 units compared to 387. Light therapy can raise serotonin levels, and in doing so, reduce aggression.
Above all, light therapy will brighten their spirits. Sunlight is natures antidepressant.