Here’s a big AWWWWW for Delilah and Diesel!  They are PRECIOUS!  They share their home and lives with T1d Jennifer and her husband, (who knows more about diabetes than most doctors), who met on Match.com almost 11 years ago.  (another AWWW and smile!). 

“We have 2 “kids” Delilah, an almost 3 year old English bulldog that we rescued from a Humane Society undercover investigation, and Diesel, a 5 month old French Bulldog that we adopted on New Years Day. Delilah has never been formally trained as a diabetes alert dog, but she often alerts me to low blood sugars even before my Dexcom alarms. She is not one to lick or kiss you. But if I am low, often times in the middle of the night asleep, she comes to my side of the bed and will lick and nudge my arm/hand until I finally check. She is definitely something special!

Thanks for reaching out about my fur babies, I’m pretty obsessed with them, lol.”

      


According to an article in Smithsonian Magazine, by Brigit Katz, 4 March 2020, Dogs’ Cool, Wet Noses May Be Able to Detect Heat.  A new study has found that dogs can pick out objects that are warmer than ambient temperature.

If you’ve ever given a dog a boop on the snout, you may have noticed that its rhinarium—the furless patch of skin that surrounds the nostrils—is wet and cool. A new study published in Scientific Reports has found that these chilly rhinaria make dogs sensitive to radiating heat, which in turn might help them track down warm-blooded prey. 

Most importantly, the study offers yet another reason as to why your dog is great: Its nose knows more than you might think.

Dog noses are chock full of nerve endings—they have more than 100 million sensory receptor sites in their nasal cavities, compared to humans’ six million—making them extraordinarily keen sniffers. It thus seemed likely, according to the study authors, that dogs’ rhinaria serve some sort of sensory function.

Maybe that’s why my pups love to nuzzle in and bury themselves under the blankets!

Interesting, huh?!  Read more:  Dogs’ Cool, Wet Noses May Be Able to Detect Heat

 

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