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Why Sense of Smell is So Important to Dog   Dogs

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From: PennyCC

Nov-18

The Truth About Why Dogs Smell Everything

Why do dogs strain on walks to smell that fire hydrant, wiggle their noses back and forth furiously in the kitchen while we cook, or even smell human crotches and dirty clothes? We talked to dog psychology expert and author of How Dogs Think: Understanding the Canine Mind, Dr. Stanley Coren, to decode the practical to the downright disgusting aspects of a dog’s sense of smell. ...

Hardwired to Smell

Of the five senses, smell is a dog’s predominant sense. While the human nose is equipped with roughly 5 million olfactory receptors, dogs have many millions more—dachshunds have roughly 125 million olfactory receptors, beagles have 225 million, and bloodhounds have up to 300 million.

“Dogs are living in a totally different world than we are, filled with much, much more information than we can possibly process about smell,” Dr. Coren adds. “That’s the way they parse information.”

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Nov-18

How Does a Dog... Smell? | Part 1

Dogs percieve the world around them mainly with their nose, so their sense of smell has to be powerful. Dog facts that will blow your mind! Tell us any Dog f...

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Nov-18

Do Dogs Like Food According to Smell or Taste?

When you put your dog's dinner dish down, you might think his most important sense is taste, but a dog's strongest sense is actually smell -- scent attracts him to food. A dog can usually tell you if a batch of dog food is bad without tasting it; his sense of smell kicks in and he'll refuse it. His nose also tells him if you've put medicine in his food that he'd rather not take.

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