‘Love Hormone’ Explains Why Your Dog Loves to See You Smile | Medical News Today
Share:

‘Love Hormone’ Explains Why Your Dog Loves to See You Smile | Medical News Today

Smiling girl and her dog gazing at her
Summary:

The psychology of dogs is pretty simple. We thrive on love. We love YOU…

The psychology of dogs is pretty simple. We thrive on love. We love YOU. We love gazing at you. ~ Chester


“…Every time you gaze lovingly into your dogs’ eyes, its levels of oxytocin — the “attachment hormone” — go up. And so do yours.

Oxytocin has long been referred to as “the love hormone” and the “cuddle hormone,” because we (and our pets) release it when we hug, touch, or look lovingly into someone’s eyes. This increases our attachment to that person (or animal.)

But researchers already knew this. What they didn’t know was that more oxytocin also makes dogs prefer smiling faces over threatening ones — kind of like we do…”

~ Ana Sandoiu

READ MORE: ‘Love Hormone’ Explains Why Your Dog Loves to See You Smile | Medical News Today


Chester Chronicles the Canine News

 

Share:
Written by
Chester
JoAnn Chateau

Who’s Writing?

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about Chester, the Alpha Bichon -- with a dash of humor and a dab of Poli-Sci. Her views and insights are tinted by a former profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and training in Library and Information Science. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

Chester

Chester is a scruffy little Bichon dog, with a congenial Napoleon Complex, and stars in "The Chester Chronicles." He sometimes reports independent Canine News -- NO corporate treats accepted, NO corporate bias. Woof!

Graffiti Girl

Graffiti Girl (GG) is curator at JoAnnChateau.com. She's progressive to the core, and easily blown away by serendipity and/or good food. (OK, GG is really JoAnn.) GG's posts signal that news or content from another website is a "must-see" and "must-remember."