Can dogs sense rats?

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The Science Behind Dogs Hearing Rats.

Some dog breeds have been trained to be able to hear and smell rodents including Rats, but all Dogs have the excellent sense of smell and hearing that is required to do this.

They are able to hear Rats with ease even though we may not be able to hear anything.

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Dogs can become disturbed when they hear and smell rodents in the house.

A bit of warning: don't rely on your dogs to rid the house of mice or rats.

dogs have very different immune systems than cats and may not be able to handle some of the diseases that rats and mice often carry.

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Whilst catching a mouse or a rat may be a natural activity for cats and in some cases, dogs, eating rodents can have undesirable consequences on our pets. Dangers include infection from intestinal worms and/or toxoplasmosis as well as the possibility of suffering from secondary rat bait poisoning.
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Some dog breeds have been trained to be able to hear and smell rodents including rats, but all dogs have the excellent sense of smell and hearing that is required to do this.

They are able to hear rats with ease even though we may not be able to hear anything.

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Good rat dogs like the Scottish Terrier and the Jack Russell Terrier can catch rats in the outdoors.

Yes, dogs can kill rats.

But rats breed very quickly, and there's no way your dog can make a meaningful dent in the population.

Cats are superior to dogs when it comes to catching rats.

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Dogs can become disturbed when they hear and smell rodents in the house.

A bit of warning: don't rely on your dogs to rid the house of mice or rats.

dogs have very different immune systems than cats and may not be able to handle some of the diseases that rats and mice often carry.

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Caught by eating infected rats or by drinking water contaminated by an infected rat, tularemia (also known as rabbit fever) is caused by the bacteria strain Francisella tularensis.

Like rat bite fever, dogs are vectors for this disease, and can pass it to humans through open wounds or interaction with feces.

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2nd method of exposure is when your pet eats a dead mouse or rat that has been killed by poisoned bait.

Unfortunately, this is very common! Dogs and cats will consume rodents that have been poisoned with rat Baits containing warfarin.

So even if you have no bait around your home, your pet isn't automatically safe.

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