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5 Incredible Things Dogs Sense Before They Happen
Dogs are incredibly [poor word choice, given headline] intuitive and aware of their surroundings. They know when their
person is people are sad and can pick up on stress when their households are is in chaos. Some people believe that dogs can predict when someone is going to die or can see ghosts. [which is it, that dogs– plural– can predict death OR see ghosts? But not both?] Below are some of the other amazing things dogs can sense, for one reason or another.
First of all, none of these five things is “incredible” or “amazing.” It may or may not be incredible that a dog can sense one or more of them, but the things themselves are in fact quite believable. See also in line edits above and below.
Records as far back as ancient Greece tell
s of dogs fleeing the city of Helice before a tragic earthquake. China The Chinese [China is a country/geographic location; stories are told by people] also has have stories of dogs showing signs of distress before seismic activity. Although dogs are very much aware of their surroundings, some scientists argue that a dog‘s hearing is so perceptive that they it [alternatively, dogs’ … they] can hear rocks crumbling under the grounds surface. Some seismologists think that the dogs feel seismic activity through their paws. Either way, if a dog in an earthquake prone area begins to act odd… maybe a spontaneous road trip is in order. [Huh? There was no indication of time-frame here… ?]
like as with earthquakes, dogs can sense something [what? sunup?] on the horizon. Storms create an electromagnetic force [actually, I think its the EM that creates the storm, but whatever] that dogs can sense before the storm hits. Dogs also use their amazing sense of hearing and could possibly hear the thunder rumble for several miles away. Their olfactory senses [senses, plural. I was not aware that there is more than one sense of olfaction] are 100 times [100 times. not 99, not 101. but 100 times. citation, please!] more sensitive than that of a human and most likely can smell the electrical current in the air. [I did not know electrical current has a characteristic olfactory property. Hey Rocky! Hey Missy! Stick your nose in this here outlet and tell me what it smells like. Just kidding.]
3. Illnesses (including cancer) [Should be plural– actually, should be illnesses and diseases]
Humans give off faint odors of illness, such as certain cancers and diabetes. [I have no idea where to begin.] Too subtle for another human to detect, but
with the because of dogs‘ amazing sense of smell, they may sniff out something that may be off. [“off”? seriously? If a dog is sniffing a particular area on the owner’s body [why “owner’s”? Why not neighbor’s or mailman’s?] obsessively, maybe a visit to the doctor should be taken. [Or, maybe, check your pockets, or stop wiping your greasy fingers on your pants.]
4. Seizures [This is a for real thing– not that the others aren’t. There’s a guy outside of Oxford who trains dogs to do this.]
Some dogs are specifically trained to be seizure alert dogs. These dogs are taught to alert their owners before an impending seizure,
lying lay on top of their owners during the seizure, and summon ing help when they can. Not all dogs are trained to recognize the signs of an impending seizure. [This is a true statement. Not all dogs are trained… .] Some, however, They instinctively know what is going to happen, but no one knows exactly how a dog senses this.
There have been documented reports of dogs predicting the onset of labor in pregnant women; stories of dogs becoming virtual shadows of their pregnant owners the day before or day of the onset of labor are one of the many warning signals. Guesses as to how these dogs know to prepare for the new bundle of joy range from sensing the physical transition of the pregnancy or the woman giving off a “labor scent”. [Look. I have a life. I’ll leave this one for you.]
You know what’s sad, for me, about this? Some dingaling got paid actual cash (or PayPal) money to write this tripe. And me. I’m just sitting here writing wonderfully correct s*&% and passing it out for free.
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