Study: Dogs love their owners 5 times more than cats do
DETROIT – Dog owners officially have some bragging rights.
According to research conducted by the BBC documentary Cats v Dogs, canines love their owners five times more than cats do.
The study analyzed the levels of oxytocin in the brain, also known as the love hormone. Oxytocin is released during times of bonding.
Researches took saliva samples from a group of cats and dogs, let the pets play with their owners for ten minutes, then took another sample.
Both showed an increase in the chemical, but the dogs had a 57 percent increase, while the cats only showed an average of 12 percent.
In fact, researchers found a larger increase in dogs, than in humans after interacting with their children.
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