Japanese researchers have found a connection between a dog’s emotions and the volume of tears it produces. Photo: Shutterstock
Japanese researchers have found a connection between a dog’s emotions and the volume of tears it produces. Photo: Shutterstock
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Dogs ‘cry’ tears of joy when they reunite with their owners, Japan scientists find

  • The researchers found a connection between a dog’s emotions and the volume of tears it produces, with more being produced upon meeting their owners
  • They hypothesised that oxytocin – the hormone that helps with bonding and feelings of love – is related to a dog’s tear production

Japanese researchers have found a connection between a dog’s emotions and the volume of tears it produces. Photo: Shutterstock
Japanese researchers have found a connection between a dog’s emotions and the volume of tears it produces. Photo: Shutterstock
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