If you know your dog gets aggressive around other animals, you may hesitate bringing them out in public, but a new study done by the University of Arizona Canine Cognition Center found a link between hormones and dog aggression.
Researchers say a hormone called vasopressin spiked when dogs got angry and lunged or growled at another animal. This hormone is also linked to aggression in humans.
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Researchers say identifying this hormone link could help lead to chemical therapies down the line.
Researchers say a common misconception about solving aggression in dogs is to get your pet neutered, but there's no science saying that works.
To read the full study, click here.