Research Uncovers Why We Love Our Dogs Like Our Own Children

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We’ve seen and heard many dog owners giving their dogs over-the-top TLC like they actually gave birth to them. As it turns out, this is a perfectly reasonable behavior. A recent study conducted by the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found out that dogs and babies light up the same areas of the human brain.

“Pets hold a special place in many people’s hearts and lives, and there is compelling evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that interacting with pets can be beneficial to the physical, social and emotional well-being of humans,” Lori Palley, research co-lead author, said in a press release

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