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Super dogs – How Canines Can Sense Earthquakes


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

Dogs may be able to sense natural disasters – in particular, earthquakes. The Greek historian Thucydides was probably the first to notice this ability. He described how, days before a cataclysmic earthquake flattened the city of Helice, dogs abandoned the place in their droves. Thucydides was convinced the dogs knew what was coming and had [...]

Dog Doctors: How Canines Can Detect Human Illness


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

Ever since our ancient ancestors first domesticated the dog, we have suspected our canine companions of possessing strange, healing powers. According to one old wives’ tale from Greece, for instance, if you were about to choke on a bone you should let an unweaned puppy give you the kiss of life. (Unless it was a [...]

Catgegory: Dog Facts

The remarkable radar system of dogs


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

We all know that dogs can hear better than us. Try sneaking up on them and you’ll find how difficult it is unless they’re distracted, or there is another noise in the distance. This fantastic hearing isn’t merely because their ears are more sensitive. There is another mechanism that makes a dog able to not [...]

Catgegory: Dog Facts

You thought dogs were Color Blind?


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

Ok this was a new one for me. I always thought that dogs were color blind. I don’t know where I got that idea from, but it stuck. Looks like I was wrong all these years. Research conducted by Neitz J, Geist T, and Jacobs G H shows that while dogs see less color than [...]

Catgegory: Dog Facts

Dogs Smelling out Cancer


July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

The Integrative Cancer Therapies Journal has provided scientific evidence that dogs are able to sniff out Cancer! We all know that the dog’s sense of smell is exceptional, being able to detect chemicals that are diluted to one part in trillion. However, this new fact is truly astonishing. Apparently, a certain dog constantly sniffed the [...]