Watch! Why Dogs Sniff Butts

Reactions the “Everyday Chemistry” channel on YouTube delves into the age-old question of why our pups are so butt obsessed! It’s pretty interesting stuff for the science buff…and the dog lover!

We are getting to the bottom of one of the biggest quandaries in science: Why dogs sniff each other’s butts. Turns out this behavior is just one of many interesting forms of chemical communication in the animal kingdom. Dogs use a special feature called the Jacobsen’s Organ to get chemical signals from their nose sent directly to their brain.



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