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Their Stress Levels Mirror Ours

Their Stress Levels Mirror Ours

It’s no secret that dogs are intensely aware of our moods. Now it’s clear that our stress levels literally course through their veins. Investigators reporting in Scientific Reports found the connection upon examining hair from more than 50 people and their dogs. Hair follicles absorb cortisol, a stress hormone released into the bloodstream.

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