The link between a dog and its owner is said to strengthen when the latter sheds tears of emotion
Twenty-two dogs' reactions to encounters with their owners and other familiar humans were evaluated.
when the dogs saw their owners: it was the only time the animals shed tears.
When the dogs were reconnected with familiar humans who were not their owners, they did not show the same degree of increased tear production.
To investigate if the tears were related to their feelings, the researchers gave the dogs a solution containing oxytocina crucial hormone involved in emotions.
They found that after administering the hormone, the amount of tears shed by the dogs increased dramatically
While owners may be more accustomed with their pets wagging their tails or licking their faces, a dog’s tears can equally influence your human spouse.
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