15 Ways Your Dog Says ‘I Love You’ According To Veterinarians

15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

Dogs are truly selfless beings who know how to love, better than human beings do. As they say, your dog is the only being that loves you, more than themselves. And all they expect from you is a little bit of love in return.

Your pup is always going to be the most loyal, fierce and adorable companion you could get!

When you are at work, you can’t wait to get back to your home to cuddle with your pooch. Do you know that dogs also have their own ways of saying ‘I love you’ to you? They might not be able to put their love into words and phrases like human beings can, but through their body language and even facial expressions, they are always trying to tell you that they love you a lot. And interestingly, veterinarians vouch for this themselves!

Here Are 15 Ways Your Dog Says ‘I Love You’ According To Veterinarians

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15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

1. They have eyes full of love when they make eye contact with you.

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15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

Just like humans maintain longer eye contact with people they love and admire, pups also maintain eye contact with you when they like you.

When dogs look into your eyes, it releases oxytocin in their brain. Oxytocin (aka the love hormone), is the same hormone that a mother’s brain releases when they are bonding with their newborn babies so that explains the longer eye contact you have with your pup and the deep bonding you share with them.

2. They smile at you.

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15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

No, it is not a figment of your imagination, dogs actually smile at you. A dog’s open and relaxed mouth or smile- is an indicator that he or she is smiling at you and expressing affection.

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3. They love cuddling and snuggling with you.

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15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

Dogs love to cuddle and snuggle up with you to show their love and affection towards you. They would grasp any opportunity to lean against you or put their head on your feet or sit on your lap to spend some quality time with you.

4. They look for you when they don’t see you for a long time.

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15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

Your furry friend would check up on you when they will not see you around for long. Dogs miss their owners terribly when they separated for a long time, and all they want to do is be near you and spend time with you. Being with you makes them the happiest. They will long to be with you and will try to be as close as possible whether they are at home, or in parks, or in any new environments.

5. They love the scent of your body.

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15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

It is scientifically proven that your scent activates the reward center of your dog’s brain also known as the caudate nucleus. Your scent is one of the most familiar things for them, and whenever they get a whiff of you, their happiness knows no bounds. This is a clear sign of the immense love and affection that your dog feels for you.

6. They bring their favorite toy to you, as a gesture of love and trust.

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15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

Every pet has a favorite toy. It is what they adore the most and is most possessive about. When they bring their favorite toy to you, it is a sign of the special place you hold in their heart, and what makes this even special is that they don’t do it for just anybody. For them, you are special and that’s why they bring their favorite stuff to you without any hesitation.

7. They can’t stop wagging their tail when they see you.

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15 Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You' According To Veterinarians

Tail wagging is a sign of a happy and relaxed dog. A lot of vets suggest that if your dog wags his tail more to the right side of his rear when he sees you, it could be a sign of his love and affection as well.

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