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Dogs and their feelings

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Dog walker Khrystynna Solano says she and her doggie clients are best friends. But it wasn't until she put her own pooch to sleep that she realized they're just like humans.

A new study says dogs do have emotions similar to those of human children. In the study, vets trained dogs to go into MRI scanners without using anesthesia. The MRI study found that the activity in the dogs' brains increased in response to hand signals indicating food, to the smells of familiar humans and to the return of an owner who had momentarily stepped out of view.

Dr. Boaz Levitin from Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners wasn't affiliated with the study but says it is legit. He said he isn't surprised by the results.

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