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09th Nov 2019

Dogs are now officially more affectionate than cats, according to research

We KNEW it.

To be fair, dogs are usually more affectionate than cats and now we have some hard evidence to back this theory up. 

We all love our pets no matter what they are – or how friendly they are.

A recent study says pups are (almost) five times fonder of their owners in comparison to how cats feel about the people who look after them day in, day out.

For an upcoming BBC documentary, neuroscientist Paul Zak took saliva samples from ten dogs and ten cats before allowing them to play with their owners for ten minutes.

When the ten minutes were up, he took another sample from the animals, to test it for the presence of the love hormone, oxytocin.

According to Express UK, the level of oxytocin was up 57.2 per cent for dogs while cats only showed a 12 per cent increase in the hormone.

“I was really surprised to discover that dogs produced such high levels of oxytocin. The dog level of 57.2 percent is a very powerful response” said Zak.