Brucy has an adorable nose. But what is absolutely incredible about cats’ noses is their vital importance – cats use this organ to find food, other cats and to find its territory. Did you know that cats’ sense of smell is 14 times stronger than that of a human?
But what is particularly interesting about cats’ noses is the Jacobson’s Organ (the vomeronasal organ (VNO)). This organ is located inside a cat’s mouth, behind the front teeth, and connects to the nasal cavity. It works like something like a scent analyser and is primarily used to identify pheromones from other cats. So when a cat starts sensing a strong smell, it opens its mouth and uses its tongue to flick the smell to the Jacobson’s organ, for further “analysis”.
According to experts, the organ is not only used to smell food and other cats’ smells , but also to act as a “six sense”, and can feel unusual occurrences, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis.. How amazing is that? So it is true that watching our feline friends can help us prepare for natural disasters! Did you know about this?