ELI5 : Is it true animals can sense death coming?

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ELI5 : Is it true animals can sense death coming?

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No, not in a supernatural sense. Now, certainly there are animals with sharper senses that could notice the changes in behavior/breathing/coloration in another individual that preludes death, and some that are even intelligent to recognize something is wrong. But, in this sense, they are simply diagnosing another with “something is wrong.”

This is exactly the same as seeing someone looking ill and telling them to go to the hospital. Animals might just pick up on some subtle clues better than we can.

That’s a pretty weird coincidence. My girlfriend is putting her dog down in a few hours.. I’ve been wondering the same thing all day.