Do cats and dogs have a sixth sense?

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Some extrasensory powers, Perhaps the product of a further development of their natural senses, they help animals predict earthquakes or perceive activities in a supposed supernatural way.

Not only dogs and cats have innate abilities, a product of their sensory evolution, a condition that allows many animals to predict natural phenomena.

Thanks to their incredible sense of smell, their highly perceptive hearing, the possibility of ambient barometric perception, and other qualities, dogs, cats, and other animals can sense changes in the weather. atmospheric pressure and of the gravity, as well as the soil Deformation, detect certain acoustic signals, feel the slightest vibrations generated by microcracks, smell the smallest fumes of gases and other chemical substances, anticipating catastrophes in advance.

It was shown that 20% of dogs and 30% of cats could anticipate seismic phenomena three hours in advance. One day before an earthquake occurred, some animals showed unusual behaviors such as barking frequently and compulsively, being frightened, with a tendency to hide, run away and bite their guardians.

Experts and veterinarians acknowledge that animals seem to be able to sense when some type of natural catastrophe is going to occur, such as an earthquake or a tsunami (REUTERS)
Experts and veterinarians acknowledge that animals seem to be able to sense when some type of natural catastrophe is going to occur, such as an earthquake or a tsunami (REUTERS)

In the case of cats the most frequent manifestation was meow with unusual intensity and frequency.

In 2004, many animals began fleeing into the mountains hours before the devastating Indonesian tsunami struck. It is believed that the animals sensed the coming disaster and their instincts dictated that they were in danger.

Expanding the horizon of perceptions, there are already dogs that are capable of detecting cancer in humans, undoubtedly the product of its 300 million olfactory receptors and its marvelous ability to discriminate stimuli.

Consider that the cat has 67 million receptors while the poor “human naked monkey” has only 5 to 20 million. This notable qualitative-quantitative difference is used by the human being so that the dog can find people or detect narcotics and explosives.

Thanks to the sharpness of their senses of smell and hearing, dogs and cats can sense changes in atmospheric pressure and gravity, ground deformation, acoustic signals, vibrations generated by microcracks, gas emissions and chemical substances (REUTERS)
Thanks to the sharpness of their senses of smell and hearing, dogs and cats can sense changes in atmospheric pressure and gravity, ground deformation, acoustic signals, vibrations generated by microcracks, gas emissions and chemical substances (REUTERS)

There are already medical centers that use dogs to detect cancer and can ensure that these animals, duly certified, perform this work more efficiently than many traditional methods used to diagnose it.

A very special case is that of the cat Óscar, who “predicted” the death of residents in a nursing home, arriving at their bedside hours before they died.

One presumption is that it detected chemical and temperature changes in the patient’s body through smell and other senses that were imperceptible to people.

We must not forget the fact that animals have better vision and hearing than human beings, since the gazes and fixation towards a certain place could be a small insect, which is why precautions must be taken only if the action is repeat constantly for a long time (REUTERS)
We must not forget the fact that animals have better vision and hearing than human beings, since the gazes and fixation towards a certain place could be a small insect, which is why precautions must be taken only if the action is repeat constantly for a long time (REUTERS)

According to some theories, it has been noticed that cats seek to fall asleep in the place of the house where the greatest amount of positive energy is concentrated in the place.

Already in Ancient Egypt, cats were considered to have special powers due to the mysticism attributed to them, which is why they were guardians of the gates of the underworld given their supposed connection to this dimension.

Likewise, it has been possible to verify that dogs also have a sixth sense due to their visual and auditory capacities that allow them to see images and hear sounds that humans are unable to perceive and that this competitive distinction would be the cause for which powers are attributed to them. extrasensory.

*Professor Dr. Juan Enrique Romero @drromerook is a veterinarian. Specialist in University Education. Master in Psychoimmunoneuroendocrinology. Former Director of the Hospital Escuela de Animales Pequeños (UNLPam). University Professor at various Argentine universities. International speaker.

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