Study: Moms May Have Stronger Connection With Dogs Than Previously Thought

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CBS Pittsburgh

BOSTON (CBS) – There’s no question when we get a dog it feels like part of the family. Now, there’s evidence that bond with our dogs may be stronger than we even realized.

Just walk into any pet store and you’ll see aisles overflowing with toys and treats for man’s best friend. Many dog owners are happy to spoil their pets.

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“Katie has made my life complete.”

“I love her.”

“Love him. He’s great.”

That’s just a sampling of what some of the moms at a dog training class in Massachusetts had to say about their dogs.

They all admit they feel a real connection with their four-legged family members.

“I think you have a real bond with your dog, the way you do with your kids,” says Brook Muir.

Massachusetts General Hospital Veterinarian Lori Palley set out to test that theory by getting an…

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