Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cat Senses - Smell

While cat have highly developed senses of seeing and hearing, and the whiskers are used for seeing, hearing and and touching developed their whiskers, their sense of smell is not very well developed for hunting purposes. Some of the larger cats such as the leopard and cheetah have been seen to use the sense of smell to detect prey.
Dogs have nearly twice as many cells in their lining of the inner nose which are receptive to scent than cats do. This is because dogs hunt by scent. You have

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