If you’ve never seen the TV show House, it centers on a crabby doctor named Gregory House, who has exceptional diagnostic skills. Of course, he’s wrong about 3 times and nearly kills every patient before he stumbles on to the right diagnosis, but I digress. Anyways, according to a story on MSNBC.com, many dogs combine their keen sense of smell with their intuition and daily observations of us to be able to tell when something is wrong.
Have you ever noticed how your dog seems to be able to sense when you are down or not feeling well? They usually want to cuddle with you and take care of you. There was a story that circulated on the Internet recently about a woman who had cancer. When she lay down to take a nap, she awoke to find herself covered in dog toys, the precious treasures her dog had brought from his toybox in the basement. How do they do it? Recent research is pointing to their awesome sense of smell.