Can dogs sniff out disease? This pet saves his owners life by doing just that
Dogs are known for their heightened sense of smell. They are also being studied because they may be a reliable source to diagnose disease.
The web site Health reported on a story of a woman whose dog saved her life by sniffing out her cancer before her doctor could. Her dog was laying on her lap and started sniffing around her abdominal area. She had been experiencing abdominal pain and had gone to the doctor who said it was probably an ovarian cyst.
She visited her gynecologist who diagnosed her with stage 3 ovarian cancer. Essentially, her dog, a Siberian husky saved her life.
In the United Kingdom, there is an organization called MDD (Medical Detection Dogs) that is training dogs to detect the odor of human disease in samples such as urine, breath, and skin swabs.
Check out this remarkable story below
Dog Detects Cancer in Owner Before Doctors—How Is That Even Possible?
This pup saved her owner’s life with her sense of smell.
By Samantha Lauriello December 03, 2018
It’s no secret dogs are spectacular sniffers, but one pup has proven their sense of smell might be even more extraordinary than we thought. Sierra the Siberian Husky was able to detect the scent of her owner’s cancer before doctors were able to identify the disease.
Stephanie Herfel, of Wisconsin, had been dealing with abdominal pain when her new pup Sierra (pictured below) did something out of the ordinary.
“She put her nose on my lower belly and sniffed so intently that I thought I spilled something on my clothes. She did it a second and then a third time. After the third time, Sierra went and hid. I mean hid!” she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.