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Dogs can smell when we are stressed by breath and sweat

In a test to see if dogs can identify material that has been exposed to the breath and sweat of stressed humans, they were right about 94 percent of the time.

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September 28, 2022

Is stress what I can smell?

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Dogs can smell the difference between stressed and relaxed humans just from sweat and breath. The finding could be used to inform training programs for service dogs.

When we are stressed, our body responds with a series of physical changes. Our heart rate jumps, we get clammy, and the cocktail of chemicals in our sweat and saliva changes. Previous studies have found that dogs can smell things like fear, COVID-19 other cancer Inhumans. Clara Wilson at Queen’s University Belfast in the UK…

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