On December 31, I wrote about a study on humans and the effects of Oxytocin. When administered through a nasal spray, oxytocin has proven to help individuals with autism to engage with others. The behavioral effects on humans have been tested and now a study has been conducted on dogs.
The study was performed to determine if oxytocin would cause dogs to become more optimistic. The results are in and yes, dogs do become more optimistic when they are administered a dose of oxytocin.
These behavior studies are moving us closer and closer to useable treatments each day! Want to read the article? Here it is: