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Dogs Shed Tears Of Joy When Reunited With Owners

Your dogs are just as excited to see you as you are them.

By Monica CullAug 22, 2022 1:00 PM
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If you’re a dog owner, coming home after work or running errands to the enthusiastic greeting of your dog may be one of the best parts of your day. Besides their furiously wagging tails and their tip-tapping feet, there is an excited gleam in their eyes. They missed you just as much as you missed them. According to a new study, that gleam in their eyes may actually be tears — tears of joy to reunite with you. 

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