Good question! The answer: Chemical communication.
We all know that dogs have an amazing sense of smell – 10,000 to 100,000 more powerful than humans. In fact, one-third of a dog’s brain is built to process smells. And a dog’s anal glands produce a strong, unique odor; by sniffing each other’s butts, dogs can learn all sorts of things about each other: Gender, emotions, diet and more. In fact, a dog entering a vet exam room can tell just by the smell if the previous dog was scared.
How do they get all this information without being overpowered by the smell of poop? Dogs have a patch of cells within their nose called the Jacobson’s organ, which is built to smell body chemicals instead of airborne odors. This organ has its own set of nerves that are directly connected to the brain, so it gets no interference from other smells.
Dogs come in all shapes, sizes and colors – and so do these fun dog toys from West Paw Design®. They’re a hit with the dogs here at our office (and trust us, we’ve got a lot of different pooch personalities here at the ol’ 9-5).
Plus, each toy is made from recycled and recyclable materials; so while your dog is in his happy place, you can feel good about the planet, too.
This little round, squishy blob is going to blow your dog’s mind.
It’s pretty cool.
The Orbee-Tuff® Snoop® is an award-winning dog toy with a deep crevice that you can stuff full of treats. Your dog will nudge, nose and nibble at it until he gets the hidden reward. A great toy for dogs that stay at home during the day!
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They say white plates make food look beautiful. We say…well, if there’s any way to make dog food look beautiful, we’re on board. So we rounded up all of our favorite white dog bowls.
Okay, let’s be honest…your dog food will probably still look like dog food. But these fresh white dog bowls will make your home look spectacular.
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