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Have you ever wondered why you feel so bonded with your dog?

Have you ever wondered why every time you look at each other, there comes a feeling of inexplicable joy?

Well, now we have the answer. A study done by Journal Science reveals that when humans get into eye contact with their dogs, a hormone called oxytocin aka the “feel good” hormone is released in their system.

During the study, scientists have experimented with 30 participants of dog and human pairings — where they were asked to look at each other’s eyes and then provided urine samples. After measuring the oxytocin levels of each sample, the research showed that the dogs had a 130% increase in the hormone, while the pet parents’ levels boosted up to 300%.

So the next time you find yourself having a sweet moment with your dog, be comforted to know that what you feel towards your furry friend is actually backed by science.

FUN FACT:

Oxytocin is popularly known as the “love hormone” as it is released when people cuddle or create a social bond.

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