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Why People Love Their Dogs So Much, According To Science

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I don’t know too many people that would minimize their relationship with their dog as merely an owned pet. Many people I know refer to their dogs as “Fur-kids.” It is rare to find someone who doesn’t consider their dog another member of their immediate family. Today we wanted to highlight an article titled, “Why People Love Their Dogs So Much, According to Science.” From the article (linkage theirs):

“Whether it’s during a run through the park or after offering a treat, there’s no feeling like looking at your pet adoringly and getting a loving stare right back.

You don’t have to tell dog lovers the feeling is both mutual (and very real), but a new study published in the journal Science reveals the fascinating reason why we feel so close to our furry companions: When humans and dogs look into each other’s eyes, both get a boost of the feel-good hormone oxytocin, which is the same hormone behind the special bond between new parents and their babies.”

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