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10 Things Dogs Can Smell That Humans Can’t

Reader's Digest Logo By Emma Taubenfeld of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: Smelling is part of a dog’s natural behavior, both instinctually for survival and to make sense of the world around them. A typical dog’s nose contains 300 million olfactory receptors (also known as odor receptors) compared to the 6 million found in a human nose. This means a dog's nose is 50 times stronger than ours at picking up scents. What dogs can sense with just their nose is truly remarkable—they've even been known to save lives with their nose! Read more about these other doggy superpowers that will surely amaze you.

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Smelling is part of a dog’s natural behavior, both instinctually for survival and to make sense of the world around them. A typical dog’s nose contains 300 million olfactory receptors (also known as odor receptors) compared to the 6 million found in a human nose. This means a dog's nose is 50 times stronger than ours at picking up scents. What dogs can sense with just their nose is truly remarkable—they've even been known to save lives with their nose! Read more about these other doggy superpowers that will surely amaze you.

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