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People Love Pets

Why Do People Love Their Pets?

The evidence that people form strong bonds with their pets is reviewed briefly before defining the characteristics of these relationships, which include pets being a source of safety in addition to the goals of caregiving. In evolutionary terms, pet ownership poses a problem, because linking and dedicating resources to other species is, in theory, reducing fitness. Three attempts to calculate pet breeding, as well as problems with these opinions, are discussed. Pet breeding is placed in the context of other forms of inter-species association. From this, Darwini's interpretation suggests an alternative: pets are seen as manipulating human responses that have evolved to facilitate human relationships, primarily (but not exclusively) parent-child relationships. The precise mechanisms that enable pets to obtain care from humans have been put in place. It includes features that provide primary gravity, such as neurological characteristics, and those that enable the human owner to obtain continuous satisfaction from interacting with the pet, such as attributing mental processes to human-like creatures. These mechanisms can, in some circumstances, cause pet owners to be more satisfied with their pet relationship than with humans, because they offer a kind of unconditional relationship that is often absent from that of other humans.

The Science Behind Our Love for Pets

Do you hold the dog's head in your hands, and stare into its eyes while talking to it? Does purring your cat in your lap make your heart swell? Millions of pet parents love their fur children, and now science can explain the chemistry behind your pet love and their love for you.

Devoted to Dogs

Devoted to Dogs

A Japanese study reported by Science found that dog owners experienced a staggering 300 percent increase in oxytocin levels after spending half an hour with their dogs, including staring at their eyes. Scientists have found that this closed view is the key to the solution. In fact, scientists have not seen an increase in oxytocin in dogs and owners who have spent little time looking into each other's eyes.
Oxytocin is a hormone that plays a strong role in bonding, trust and altruism between a mother and her baby. It's actually so powerful that it's often called the "love hormone." Like the Japanese study found with dogs, oxytocin is released at its highest level between a mother and a baby when they look into their eyes.

While it can be proven that you love pets, have researchers proven that dogs love us?

Yes, according to the Japanese study and a second study by neuroscientist Paul Zak. The Telegraph newspaper reported that Zach conducted a study of ten dogs and discovered that oxytocin levels increased by 57.2 percent when the dogs spent ten minutes playing with their owners. The Japanese study found that this number increased more. In that study, dogs showed a 130 percent increase in the "love hormone" after thirty minutes with their owners, including time staring at each other's eyes.

Crazy for Cats

Crazy for Cats

What about cats? Cats are often described as facing and may not require the same affection or care that your dog requires. But can you love your cat? Can your cat love you?

Studies on whether humans can actually feel love for their cat are rare, but Zach has tackled the question of whether a cat can feel love for you by taking a test similar to the one he did with dogs. After ten minutes of playing with its owners, the ten cats in the Zach study showed a 12 percent increase in oxytocin levels. While this change is much less than the Zac increase seen in dogs by 57.2 percent, it indicates that the effect of human contact is similar. The result was unexpected. Zach told the newspaper, "At least some times, cats seem to be bonding with their owners."

In a better sign of love, a study published by Behavioral Processes shows that cats like to interact with humans more than they enjoy eating. Preference for petting on food? Now this says something.
Therefore, this feeling of sadness when you have to leave your pet at home while going to work, and this feeling of excitement your pet gets when you return home in the end is signs of true love. Remember that the next time your pet accidentally enters the house or scratches your furniture.

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