Dog Nose Slits: What do They do?

A dog’s nose is truly a super power. The canine sense of smell is 10,000 to 100,000 times better than ours. To get a visual of this, imagine a warehouse full of two million apples. A dog can smell the one bad apple in that warehouse and take you directly to it.

Dogs have also been trained to detect cancer cells, changes in body chemistry that indicate an oncoming seizure, drugs, toxic waste, and, of course, their favorite toy. What’s more, once they learn a smell, they remember it for a very long time.

What exactly about the canine nose makes it so special? One reason is dog nose slits. Have you ever noticed them and wondered what they are? Keep reading for more information about these powerful little features.  

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