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  1. This is really interesting news.

    I’d heard of people experiencing headaches before a thunderstorm due to the build up in positively charged ions. So it makes sense that animals, who’re more in tune with nature, would recognise similar warning signs and react accordingly.

    I wonder how animals detect the ions and what effect it has on them physically? Hopefully Dr. Grant will be able to discover even more on the subject through her research.

    • I wonder how animals detect the ions and what effect it has on them physically?

      I had an afterthought which I will add to the page. Ionised air smells different to normal air. I think ionised air produces ozone and other gaseous molecules. I think cats with their superior and very sensitive noses pick up the smell. It has to be one of the senses and smell would seem to be the one.

      If that is correct the cat has somehow decided that that smell means danger. It may just be instinct in that if the air smells strange something is wrong and they seek normality, what they know. We know cats are creatures of habit.

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