A Sense of Wonder?
Just picture this: It’s time for some quality time with the pups in the comfort of your own home. The two of you watch a movie together while you and your dog snuggle up on the couch. You were enjoying yourself until your dog started repeatedly licking and pawing at the same region on your head. There was a sharp throbbing ache in your head not long after that.
Uh oh! That’s not just stress; you have a migraine, too! Not so fast! Isn’t that where your dog pal licked and pawed? Suddenly, the thought arises: Can dogs predict what will happen to their owners? If that’s the case, how do they manage it?
How can dogs know when something bad is about to happen to their owner?
They can detect some things in their owners, the response is a resounding “woof!” I mean, how do they even manage to pull it off? Don’t go giving your dog a little crystal ball and telling him to read the future just yet. It’s possible that all he’ll do is play fetch.
To be serious, dogs can feel, see, smell, and hear things people can’t, therefore they may sometimes warn their human family members about impending danger. Since we know you’re ready to expand your knowledge today, we’ll tell you about the ways in which dogs may predict their owner’s emotional state.
Instinctively, dogs know when something bad is about to happen to their masters
Dogs are able to perceive human emotions before people do because they have an enhanced sense of smell and energy. In addition to this, they are also capable of picking up on human disease and mortality.
Dogs’ heightened sense of smell is used by humans to identify narcotics and explosives, but did you know that they can also detect human illness? They are able to pick up on even a minute shift in the chemical makeup of a sick person’s body. As a result, dogs can detect whether their human companion is suffering from a medical condition such as a headache, chest pain, cancer, seizure, drowsiness, or low blood sugar. If you still have doubts, here are some examples from real life to consider.
Exhibit A: The Religiousness of Dogs
A lady has complained that her dog is fixated on a single mole on her body, which he has even attempted to bite. This was especially perplexing to her since her dog normally wouldn’t pay any attention to her moles. After seeing a doctor, she learned that she had cancer.
Another time a dog’s nose led to the early diagnosis of a possibly cancerous growth was when it began to sniff around the neck of its owner. Her procedure went well, thank goodness. Dedicated to the canine heroes that have gone unrecognized.
Strange as it may seem, canines have a sixth instinct for when a human is near death. The girl’s mother was quite ill. Although the girl’s dog had previously shown little interest in her mother, it started spending time with her in the days leading up to her death. His devotion to her was undying. The dog seemed to be making a concerted effort to reassure and occupy her for the whole week.
When the child would attempt to put the puppy to bed, the dog would immediately get up and rush back to sit with his mother. This occurred only weeks before her mother passed away. His acute olfactory perception allowed him to detect the chemicals emitted by the mother’s dying cells.
Short and Sweet
If your dog suddenly begins behaving strangely, you shouldn’t ignore him. Maybe he just wants to help you live! You shouldn’t freak out because your dog is barking and licking a certain spot on your body. Have some patience, people!
However, if he wouldn’t stop touching a specific area of his body more than usual, it would be best to have it checked out by a doctor. After all, our heroic pooches have a reputation for saving lives.