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These adorable dogs and cats are not social distancing!

While we are all doing our part, it’s comforting to watch dogs, puppies, cats and kittens snuggling, playing and being adorably close to each other! Studies, including a recent one at Tokyo University, have demonstrated that oxytocin increases bonding and positive social behaviors. According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), β€œhuman-dog interactions elicit the same type of oxytocin positive feedback loop as seen between mothers and their infants.”