Study Shows That Hearing ‘I Love You’ From Their Owner Makes Your Dog’s Heart Rate Skyrocket by 46 Percent

If you ever wondered how strong your furry friends’ love is for you, here’s your answer.

In a new study, Canine Cottages fitted four doggies with special heart rate monitors to track what gets their tales happily wagging the most when interacting with their owners.

Based on the data, Canine Cottages found that a dogs’ heart rate increases by 46 percent when hearing the words “I love you” from their owner. Isn’t that just the sweetest thing? Yes. Yes it is.

Not too far off from humans, the study also found that cuddling calms a pup down when they’re feeling anxious (or when they’re frightened by bad weather). When being cuddled, the dogs’ heart rate decreased by 23 percent.

Now, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that humans loveeeee their pets (emphasis on the love). The study also tracked the owners’ heart rates, and found that it increased by 10 percent on average when they saw their pup after a long period of time.

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Source: Chron