Dog Senses and Organs

Smell Sense in Dogs: The dog's smell is the most developed of all its senses and the one that it uses most frequently to identify the surroundings, those of its kind, people and other animals. The smell is associated with the dog's hearing and sight, which play a secondary role, which is just as important.

It is most probably that dogs use their smelling abilities to locate and follow their owners, even when a long time has gone by, they can still locate their old house and environment. It is also useful to follow track

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s, chase a prey or locate a female in heat even when she is kilometers away.

Dog Sense of Sight: Even though we have heard that dogs see in black and white, science has confirmed that they are capable of distinguishing colors and have a very sophisticated visual capacity; especially when it comes to night vision.

On the other hand, in some breeds where the nasal passage is long and narrow and the eyes are placed in a lateral position, the visual range of the dog is of 180 degrees, which is why they are capable of noticing any movement that happens around them, even when it happens hundreds of feet away. This explains why hunting dogs trust their eye sight to carry out their role, as much as their smell.

what makes a dog sense its owners
Dog Sense of Hearing: The importance of this second sense is that the dog is capable of hearing something very neatly, even if the sound has been produced 25 meters away, identifying perfectly where the sound came from, while humans have a very narrow range of hearing. This sense plays an important role in orientation, combined with the smell and they can both substitute the third sense when it is deficient or inexistent.

Dog Sense of Touch": The dog's skin has an erectile muscle, which is why in different circumstances the dog's hair gets prickly or sticks up. The animal is extraordinary sensitive to caressing and hitting, it is known that the touching and thermal sensations are rapidly carried through the skin to their brain; nevertheless, almost everything that has to do with their mechanism of transmission is unknown.

Dog's sense of Taste: This is the least studied of all the dog's senses. The number of taste buds that a dog has is inferior to ours and they have to use their sense of smell to see if the food they are about to taste is good or not. Dogs usually like foods with strong sweet or salty flavors, especially those that are prohibited to them.

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