One Strong Sniffer
Dogs have nearly 300 million scent receptors. That is 50 times the 6 million receptors us humans have. Cats aren’t as receptive as dogs with somewhere between 45 to 80 million receptors; though they can definitely pick up a scent.
Scents Dangerous to Dogs
- Tea tree
Scents Dangerous to Cats
- Tea tree
A Note On Air Fresheners
You may think that if scents and essential oils are dangerous to pets that you should probably avoid scented air fresheners, such as Febreze. Well, based on that same ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center article, air fresheners are fine to use around pets, so long as you follow the instructions on the label.
They also mention that your pet might have some minor skin irritation or upset stomach if they ingest or come into contact with the air freshener when it’s still wet. As always if a problem arises from the use of such products, refrain from using them and contact your veterinarian.
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