Can dogs smell electricity?

It is widely known that dogs have an excellent sense of smell, but scientists are still discovering just how advanced the olfactory ability of dogs is. Dogs are able to smell many things that humans cannot. For example, dogs can detect boxes that contain electricity from those that don’t. Researchers believe that dogs are able to smell the small amounts of ozone released from electricity, thanks to their keen sense of smell. Dogs breathe very differently from humans. They are constantly pulling more air into their nostrils, which gives them more opportunity to analyze smells. Dogs’ noses have around 200 to 300 million sensory receptors, which makes them very sensitive to even the smallest odors and compounds in the air. Human noses only have about 6 million sensory receptors. In fact, dogs can even smell cancer in humans, although they need to be trained to look for the smells caused by cancer cells.

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