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Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Tell Me Why |

Why Dogs Always Have Wet Noses, and Can Sniff Things out Better than Humans?

Why Dogs Always Have Wet Noses, and Can Sniff Things out Better than Humans?

Well, scientists think they’ve found the answer to both those questions. Experts say the extra snot is what gives our furry friends their amazing sense of smell.

The layer of mucus in dogs’ noses absorbs some molecules quicker than others, helping them to sniff things out, and identify smells. When dogs spend time outdoors, they often dedicate a lot of time to sniffing their surroundings.

As they sniff, it’s natural for their noses to pick up moisture from the ground, grasses, plants and other parts of their environment. This helps keep their noses cold and wet, too.

Like humans have unique characteristics, so do dogs. Some dogs just tend to have cold, wet noses, while other dogs might tend to have warmer, drier noses. It’s just the way they’re born!

Content for this question contributed by Leslie Barth, resident of Bay Village, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA