Mar 27, · There have been several videos that have gone viral about dogs “crying,” shedding what viewers perceive as “emotional tears” but do dogs cry tears from emotions, just like humans do? The crying dogs in question are often described as crying because they are grieving, depressed or feeling rather strong emotions such as joy and . While dogs do have tear ducts, they don’t typically cry in the same way that humans do – humans are the only species that produces tears in response to emotion. Just because your dog doesn’t actually shed tears when he’s sad doesn’t mean, however, that he isn’t capable of experiencing sadness. Dogs don’t cry tears of sadness. If your dog has watery eyes or is tearing up, there is often times a medical condition causing this problem. Dogs do have a wonderful array of emotions like humans do, however, their emotions are just not linked to their tears like ours are.