Dog or cat owners prefer more? Researchers say one side is the winner
Both dogs and cats are great pets. But when it comes to dogs, love between pet and the owner is so much closer.
A new study conducted by researchers BBC documentary channel, “cats and dogs”, has concluded that the love of dog owners won 5 times bigger than a cat.
Our love is like 1 chemicals, the scientists said that absolutely can measure it. As we all know, when one dog find its owner, it generates 1 hormone called oxytocin, which stimulates the pleasure in the brain.
In this study, the researchers tested the animals and measured before and after hormone found home. 10 cats and 10 dogs were playing with their owners within 10 minutes. Their degree of oxytocin are increased, however, in dogs is 57.2% while in the cat is 12. Especially oxytocin 1 dog jumped up to 500%!
“I was really surprised to discover that the dog can produce such high levels of oxytocin,” said Dr. Paul Zak neurologist, lead researcher of the study said. “That was a surprise to discover that the cat also produces oxytocin, although at a lower level. Sometimes, cats also proved very intertwined with their owners.”