Why do Dogs Sniff Each Other’s Butts?

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Having such incredibly sensitive senses of smell, you’d think the last thing a dog would want to do would be to get his/her nose anywhere near the butt of anything! So why do dogs so often plant their faces so close to the butts and genitals of others? If you’ve ever wondered about the science behind this weird K9 butt infatuation,  The American Chemical Society has just the right video for you! In it, they explain exactly what it is that dogs are trying to discover from butts, and they also reveal the secrets and mysteries of the Jacobson organ.

(via The American Chemical Society)

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