Thanks to Carl…..I have seen a couple of articles over the years and read about instances where there were stories about dogs that could do this even back a couple hundred years ago. Maybe when my dog starts sniffing around in a certain spot I should take heed.
- The canine sense of smell is one of many irreplaceable gifts dogs offer us
- It may be just a matter of time before scent detection dogs are employed as often as the latest technology in medical offices
- Cancer-sniffing canines tend to grab all the headlines, but there are likely many other human diseases and disorders that can be detected by dogs as well
- Dogs possess an extraordinary dimension of their olfactory epithelium (up to 170 cm vs. 10 cm in humans)2 (the olfactory epithelium is a specialized type of tissue inside the nose)
- They also possess a huge number of olfactory receptors (over 200 million vs. 5 million in humans)
- There is also a “dense innervation of [dogs’] olfactory mucosa and their ability to ‘sort’ meaningful incoming odors from those that are unwanted or unnecessary”
Dogs Are Able to Detect Cancer Odors With a High Degree of Accuracy
Is a Full Body Sniff-Scan by a Trained Dog in Your Future?
by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker
November 17, 2019
Excerpted From The List