Can dogs smell deer?

Asked By: Felicity Hyatt
Date created: Sun, Apr 18, 2021 6:47 PM
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Deer have a sense of smell that humans can barely even begin to imagine! Deer have up to 297 million olfactory (scent) receptors in their nose.

In comparison, dogs have 220 million and humans have just 5 million olfactory receptors.

Answered By: Vivian Durgan
Date created: Mon, Apr 19, 2021 8:50 PM
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Perhaps most importantly, their sense of smell is important for scent communication with other deer.

deer have seven glands that are used primarily for scent communication.

The nose of a whitetail deer has up to 297 million olfactory receptors, dogs have 220 million with humans limiting out with just five million.

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The nose of a whitetail deer has up to 297 million olfactory receptors, dogs have 220 million with humans limiting out with just five million.

The reason this information is important is because you must realize the whitetail deer's sense of smell is nearly 1/3 greater than that of a canine or dog.

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The nose of a whitetail deer has up to 297 million olfactory receptors, dogs have 220 million with humans limiting out with just five million.

The reason this information is important is because you must realize the whitetail deer's sense of smell is nearly 1/3 greater than that of a canine or dog.

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Only the most badly wounded deer can be caught and the dogs then invariably bay it, rather than attack.

Since more often than not the deer escapes the standers on a drive, dog hunting often involves long hours of searching for wayward hounds.

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Yes deer are afraid of dogs.

The deer may tolerate them to a point but in the end the deer will flee when it comes down to it.

The deer are "conditioned" to the "kennel" area.

More than likely the deer have not experienced many reasons to be afraid of that area.

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In addition to generally being a nuisance by eating, trampling and defecating on landscaping and gardens, deer can also be dangerous to human beings and other domestic animals, particularly dogs.

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Safe chewing!: Whole deer antlers for dogs are much less likely to chip or splinter than processed bones as the chewing grinds the antler chew down slowly.

Please use caution with aggressive chewers.

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