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Dog Senses – A Dog’s Sense of Touch Compared to Humans

Published on January 5, 2012 By Alex

Touch, in dogs, is the only other sense that functions fully at birth. Whereas in humans the skin receptors respond to pressure, vibrations, mechanical and thermal stimulation, pain, and many others, dogs experience four primary types of sensations: pressure, temperature, pain, and proprioception (a sense of where one’s limbs are). The main difference between man’s […]

Dog Senses – Dogs Sense of Taste Compared to Humans

Published on December 15, 2011 By Alex

At birth, the dog’s sense of taste is already functioning due to the fact that the parts of the brain that are myelinated (the formation of a myelin sheath around nerve fibres) at birth are those associated with taste and touch. Man’s sense of taste is more refined and developed than a dog’s – we […]