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Study: Common Hormone Plays Role in Canine-Human Bond

Dogs serve in the military, work with police and assist the disabled. They have been by our side for thousands of years, serving as companions and loyal friends. We love them. They love us in return. The bond between a dog and its owner is a lot like that between a baby and its mother. That connection, according to a Japanese study reported in the journal Science, is driven in part by oxytocin, a hormone active in the brain and body of both humans and dogs. Oxytocin can reduce stress,...

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