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