A Second Nose, Kind Of

Cats live in a world of odors of which we are only dimly aware. While the human nose has about 5 million scent-sensitive cells, the feline nose has 200 million — a 40-fold difference. But there’s more. Cats also have an odor detector that is completely absent from our anatomy. Called the vomeronasal organ, or […]
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