During a dvm360® interview, Carolyn Shadle, PhD, MS, shares an interesting finding surrounding the impact pets can have on their owner's oxytocin levels
In a dvm360® interview, Fetch San Diego faculty member Carolyn Shadle, PhD, MS, international veterinary and pet care community consultant for Interpersonal Communication Services, Inc, reviews the history of discovering oxytocin and its role in mother-baby bonds, plus how it was later found to enhance the human-animal bond.
The following is a partial transcript of the video.
Carolyn Shadle, PhD, MS: Oxytocin was actually discovered in 1905 as the hormone that enabled women to expel the birth of their baby, the contractions, bring on the contractions, then it was another 50 years actually in 1952 when they discovered that the hormone oxytocin releases the breast milk from a nursing mother, and also is a factor in that strong mother-baby bond.
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