Can dogs really sense danger, what do you think? A cute Samoyed named Lexi proved that it was not just an animal or a pet. It proved that it was clever and can sense danger that befalls its owner.
The dog owner, Alan Spencer, from the United Kingdom, shared that he was choking on a vegetable that he was eating. He was choking for three minutes already and was out of breath. He became anxious and thought he would definitely die because the vegetable blocked his airways.
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How can dog sense danger?
Surprisingly, his dog Lexi jumped and landed on the middle of his back. The piece of onion was removed and thrown out from Spencer’s mouth because of the modified Heimlich maneuver that Lexi executed. The dog saved Spencer’s life as he was able to breathe again. If it was not for Lexi, Spencer acknowledges that he would not be alive anymore.
Dogs are not just great friends, but also life savers. What else could you wish for life if you have such a dog by your side?
How well do dogs smell?
The dog’s nose is very sensitive and has significantly more olfactory cells than the human olfactory organ. While the human nose has a maximum of 30 million olfactory cells, four-legged friends have up to 250 million of them.
This is why dogs are often used in situations where a particularly good sense of smell is required. Be it in the search for missing persons and buried persons or in the detection of drugs and explosives, dogs master all these challenges with ease.
Dogs can even determine the direction from which a particular smell is coming – similar to what we know from hearing.