I’ll admit it, I’m a dog person. Sure, I’ve seen some nice cats and all – but, in my mind, nothing beats the affection and companionship of a dog.
And it isn’t just me that feels this way. . A new study apparently proves that dogs really do love their owners more than cats.
The study was done for a BBC documentary, “Cats vs. Dogs,” with researchers measuring the chemical reactions of both pets when they see their owners. Previous studies have shown that when they see their owners, animals release oxytocin, a.k.a. the “love hormone,” which stimulates pleasure in the brain.
So the researchers looked at ten cats and ten dogs, swabbing their saliva after they played with their owners for ten minutes. What they found was that while both animals had elevated levels of oxytocin, dogs produced an increase of 57.2% as compared to cats, which only went up 12%.
That’s right, your dog loves you five times more than your cat. So now you know who really deserves that treat more.