Cat’s sense of smell is approximately 14 times greater that that of a human

Photo courtesy: Mahfuzur Rahman Pranto

Cats have twice as many receptors in the olfactory epithelium (i.e. smell-sensitive cells in their noses) as people do, meaning that cats have a more acute sense of smell than humans. Cats also have a scent organ in the roof of their mouths called the vomeronasal (or Jacobson’s) organ.


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