A new study followed dogs for a week while tracking their heart rates. When the owners told their dogs they loved them, the dog's heart rates increased on average 46-percent! The study also found dogs' heart rate decreases by 23-percent on average when they cuddled with their owners.
If you want to know how dogs say “I love you back, veterinarian Dr. Heather Venkat says it happens with these actions:
- Your dog curling up next to you
- Wagging their tail when you greet them
- Brings a toy to you, which signals trust
- Showing you their tummy
- They come to you when they don't feel well........I (Rebecca) usually know when Phillip has an upset tummy by the way he puts his head against me.
Dogs give unconditional love and trust you - Don't they deserve that back? We think so.....