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Old 12-11-2016, 10:02 PM
Sunny Daze Sunny Daze is online now
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There have actually been some scientific tests done in attempts to prove whether or not dogs feel affection. The conclusion seems to be "yes", based on the release of the hormone oxytocin. Here is one article that briefly discusses the conclusions drawn from those studies (as well as looks at how our cats might feel about us): Dog affection

Similarly, this article reviews some studies done on dog brains (using MRIs) that also seem to support that dogs feel affection towards their humans. It also covers some other studies, including behavioral ones, that support dog affection. Article

IOW, science is coming up with more and more evidence that dogs do feel affection for their humans.

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