Dogs may bark at the television when they confuse a fake doorbell or animal sound with a real one, but other reasons also prompt barking.
People have bred canines to heighten dog senses of smell, hearing and sight, while diminishing their senses of taste and touch.
Some people incorrectly believe that dogs see only in black and white. Instead, dogs see color just not quite as well as people.
Properly trained cancer-sniffing dogs can accurately distinguish a cancer sample from a noncancerous sample.
Canine epiphora or excessive watering or tear flow is harmless for a few dog breeds but may cause loss of vision in others.
Dogs sense pregnancy by smelling hormonal changes. Their heightened sense of smell allows dogs to sniff out medical conditions, including pregnancy.
Providing mental stimulation for dogs is easy. Find activities that engage your dog’s brain from slow feeding bowls to time to sniff on walks.
A study by Vanderbilt University proves what dog owners already know — dogs are smarter than cats. The study is the first to count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of several carnivores, including dogs and cats, and discovered dogs have more than twice as many neurons as cats. Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor… Continue Reading
Medical science harnesses the power of dog noses to detect cancers and other diseases such as lung and bowel cancer, malaria and Parkinson’s Disease.
A dog nose has between 200-250 million scent receptors. People have only 5 million. A dog’s sense of smell is much stronger than its sense of sight.