Two Hints You Have an Awesome Relationship With Your Dog

August 29, 2014 2:15 PM

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Recent research on the human-animal bond has shown there is genuine chemistry between dogs and their owners. Daily interactions with your favorite furry companion have a measurably positive effect on your biochemistry, thanks to a hormone called oxytocin.

Oxytocin goes by a number of nicknames, including the "hug hormone," the "cuddle hormone," the "love chemical," and the "morale molecule." Oxytocin is what makes skin-to-skin contact feel good; it's what makes a great meal so satisfying. This marvelous hormone can also act as a natural painkiller an...

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