Dogs Sniff out Sickness

Dogs Sniff out Sickness

They’re called man’s best friend for a reason. Not only do they provide us with unconditional love and companionship, but they also perform jobs as heroes working with police, search and rescue, and airport security. Believe it or not, our furry family members also help us with our medical conditions.

One such pup named Rollo helps his person out with her narcolepsy by alerting her when she’s nodding off so she can take her medication and by picking up things off the floor when her muscles are just too weak. He’s also quite the gentlepooch, pushing the handicap door buttons to open them for her.

However, the abilities go beyond that for some canine sleuths. It’s been known for some time that dogs can detect a seizure in epileptics before they strike, but two scientific studies in 2019 showed it’s because of a very faint scent the patient gives off just before these seizures occur.

Lastly, our fuzzy medic-detectors have shown that their amazing snouts can pick up the odors malignant tumors create in humans’ breath and urine.

Dogs are truly amazing creatures!

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