Can Dogs detect health problems in Humans?

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Dogs are amazing! Not only are they our perfect companions but they keep pulling off medical miracles, saving their humans from early detection of diseases like Cancer. A dog’s sense of smell is about 1 million times greater than that of humans. With this precise sense of smell can dogs detect health problems in Humans?

From detecting RDX to drugs, it’s simply amazing what they can do. In addition to smell, many dogs also have a strong “sixth sense”; they just notice things that we don’t. In multiple studies, dogs have been “intriguingly accurate” at detecting certain cancers by smelling breath or urine samples.

Research has shown that malignant tissues release chemicals that are different from normal tissue, and “it’s not surprising that dogs can recognize these differences,” says Ted Gansler, MD, MBA, director of medical content for the American Cancer Society.

Dogs have also saved lives by early-detection of health problems before they even occur. Alert dogs let their type 1 diabetic human companions know that their blood sugar levels are off before the person feels any symptoms or takes a blood test.  Dogs have also alerted humans to changes in their blood pressure or even let them know when a heart attack was imminent.

Perhaps the greatest asset of a dog’s sixth sense is that – a dog can smell a good person a mile away and they are always welcomed to their pack. In odd chances, if you look closely, you can also find a cat among them.Keep wandering for the world welcomes those who seek wantonness.

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Some dogs will welcome anyone in their pack 🙂

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