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Can a dog sense death?

Dogs have been known to exhibit behaviors that suggest they can sense death or changes in a person’s condition. They may display increased attentiveness, become more protective, or show signs of restlessness or anxiety when someone is approaching the end of their life.

Dogs have a keen sense of smell and are sensitive to changes in body odor and physiological changes that occur during illness or the dying process. Some dogs are also highly attuned to their human companions and can pick up on subtle cues and changes in behavior or routine. However, it is important to note that each dog is unique, and not all dogs may exhibit these behaviors. It is a complex topic, and more research is needed to fully understand the extent of a dog’s ability to sense death.