One dog owner decided to prank his good boys but they were the ones having the last laugh.
Max the German Shepherd and Murphy the Golden Retriever were a bit anxious to see their owner “fainted,” but that didn’t last long. The duo began devising a plan of how to help their human, Brian, and let’s just say that they get the job done.
Luckily for us, Brian recorded the entire thing. And he even added English subtitles for everyone who doesn’t speak dog.
Dogs can tell when we are sick
Interestingly, dogs can tell when we are sick, too. And there are a couple of ways they learn about it. “One of those ways is with their amazing olfactory abilities, or rather, their miraculous sense of smell,” said Katelyn Schutz, CPDT.
“Certain breed of dogs can have up to 40-50 times the scent receptors than us humans, making their sense of smell about 100,000 times stronger than ours! When a person is ill, their body chemistry will change, and a dog’s sensitive snout may be able to detect these subtle changes.”
People can train dogs to sniff out volatile organic compounds
“The trained nose of a dog can smell lung cancer on someone’s breath, pinpoint the location of a mammary tumor, or detect bladder or prostate cancer from someone’s urine,” Schutz explained.
“A dog’s nose can alert us to blood sugar changes and ketone presence in diabetics, or let us know when someone with epilepsy is about to have a seizure. So if your pooch seems to be paying attention to a certain part of your body more than usual, perhaps it’s time to listen to your canine companion and get it checked out!”
Moreover, researchers have determined that a person’s mood triggers a dog’s sense of smell. Human emotions manifest physically in chemosignals that are emitted by the body, and our pups are adept at deciphering those changes.
Their superior nose aside, dogs also gather information about a person from their voice. A few years ago, scientists discovered that dogs have an area of the brain, similar to one found in humans, that allows them to analyze emotional cues in the tone of a speaker’s voice, beyond what they’d be able to pick up from familiar words alone. A person’s voice, for example, can indicate depression, lethargy, or other bad feelings.