You Don't Know It Yet, But You Loved Your Dog At First Sight. Here Is What Science Reveals About Dog Love…

You Don’t Know It Yet, But You Loved Your Dog At First Sight. Here Is What Science Reveals About Dog Love…

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You and your dog together know in your bones that you love each other very much. If you are a first-time dog owner, do you know why you had chosen that cutie? Because you fall in love with your dog at first sight and your dog fell for you at the same time.

You Loved Your Dog at First Sight and Your Dog Loved You Too

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I am not just playing with your bonding with your doggie. I have science backing my claim that love first sight is a fact between a human and his four legged cutie pie.

The study, conducted by researchers at several Japanese universities and published in the journal Science, proved beyond a doubt that this love affair between dogs and their owners is a real phenomenon.

The Bonding Between You and Your Dog is Proved by Science

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First, the researchers watched 30 dog owners interact with their dogs for half an hour and then measured both human and dog levels of oxytocin. (Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the “love hormone” or the “bonding hormone,” is fundamental to human intimacy; it is released during sex and creates attachment between couples, and also plays a role in mother-child bonding.)

When You Look into Those Wonderful Eyes, Love Flows

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The researchers found that the owners whose dogs stared at them the longest had the highest oxytocin levels. Moreover, the oxytocin levels of owners and dogs were correlated: If an owner had high levels after they interacted, the dog likely did too.

Simply Staring Into Your Dog’s Eyes Will Release Loads of Love Chemical in Your Body

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The same experiment with wolves who were raised by humans didn’t give any such results. That’s why dogs are so special. In another revelation, female dogs are found to have more bonding with the owners. Strangely, oxytocin administered to female dogs led to much higher levels in both the dogs and their owners.

Having a Pet Dog is Good for Mental Health

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Overall, the results suggest that as dogs became domesticated, they might have developed a mutually beneficial ability to bond with humans the same way that we bond with each other.

In an essay on the study published in Science, Evan MacLean and Brian Hare, both cognitive scientists at Duke, write, “dogs have taken advantage of our parental sensitivities—using behaviors such as staring into our eyes—to generate feelings of social reward and caretaking behavior.” In other words, dogs learned to evoke the same love that parents feel for their children.

Dogs Evoke The Same Love That Parents Feel For Their Children

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Now it perfectly makes sense why we feel so much for our dog. Emotionally there is no difference between how you feel for your children and your dog. They are intimate, loving and caring.

Here are some of the wonderful dog articles on dosed.

12 Most Memorable Moments of Kids with Dogs

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds In The World

The Cute Sheep Dog Sisters

10 Dog Puns That Are Really Pawsome. LoL!


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