What To Do If Your Dog Is Too Clingy During Your Period
Dogs might be extremely attached to you during your period. At first, you may find this interesting but it’s usually overwhelming and frustrating if your pooch gets obsessed with your presence.
It can be difficult to deal with a little clingy fellow during your period. But remember that you are still the pack leader, and you must place certain limits on your dog’s behavior.
Try this few tips if you have a pooch that becomes extra clingy during your period:
Do Dogs Know When I’m On My Period?
Dog has a keen sense of smell, and they can express it when you’re on your period. It is because the hormones produced by your body during menstruation provide chemical signals, and your dog responds accordingly.
Dogs are capable of smelling a woman’s menstrual cycle, even if she is wearing protection. The scent of pheromones in the blood released from the body during menstruation can be sensed by dogs from a far distance.
These fluffy companions can sense the changes in your hormones and the body chemistry. They have many olfactory receptors in their brain as compared to humans. It makes them much better at smelling than we are!
What do you do when your dog gets her period?
She’s going to need extra love and attention.
Can dogs indeed detect illness in humans? Yes, they can, but before they can routinely be employed to do so, there are hurdles to clear and some argue these may be insurmountable.
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Animals are definitely intuitive, in what seems like a whole different way from humans. As anyone with a dog or cat knows, those fluffy companions sometimes have a way of just “knowing” when youre feeling sad, rewarding you with extra snuggles just when you need em most.
Believe it or not, many animals can also detect when youre on your period — thanks to their keen sense of smell, that is. Broadly recently conducted an investigation to determine what type of pets are most skilled at sniffing out someones menstrual cycle, and the results might actually surprise you.
It turns out that both cats and dogs are able to detect menstruation by odor and hormonal levels. Of course, they dont actually have any scientific concept of whats happening in your uterus, but they do know that something is going on. But cat behaviorist Mikel Delgado explained to Broadly that most cats wont really care, adding: “They have other ways they can identify us, like our voice and their sight. And for the most part, we still smell the same so our cat wont be like, Who is this strange new person?” Dogs might make their awareness more obvious, thanks to their habitual sniffing, but they also generally wont mind being around an owner who is menstruating. Incidentally, some dogs are also adept at detecting other health-related conditions in their owners, such as migraines, urinary tract infections, and even certain types of cancer.
Other pets, like birds and rodents, might be less keen on noting their human companions change in smell. But one animal you definitely want to steer clear of during that time of the month? Iguanas. Dr. Beth Breitweiser, a veterinarian at All Wild Things Exotic Hospital, told Broadly that some male iguanas have reportedly attacked their menstruating owners. “Some get males aggressive for whatever reason with these different pheromone levels,” Breitweiser warned. “Especially if youre at eye level.” Dr. William Rodgers, a veterinarian in North Carolina, also notes that the smell of a human menstruating is very similar to the pheromone of an adult female iguana during mating season. Yikes. Be sure to make a mental note that the next time youre sporting a tampon or pad, you probably shouldnt cuddle any iguanas.
For the full report, be sure to head on over to Broadly for all the details on period-friendly pets.