Monday, April 20, 2009
Dog's Smell Cancer & Other Disease's
"Dogs can smell cancer and low blood sugar. The Pine Street Foundation, a cancer-education and research center in San Anselmo, Calif., published a study showing it was possible to train dogs to identify, based on breath samples, which patients had lung and breast cancer. Now the organization is recruiting ovarian cancer patients and dogs for a new study. In diabetics, the presence of ketones—substances made by the body during the metabolic process—can be smelled in urine and on the breath when blood sugars are high. Dogs can pick up on other smells that humans can’t when glucose levels drop." Health.com
We canines are amazing creatures. I alert my Mom before she has an asthma attack. Mom then takes her medication. For over two years, I have been able to prevent Mom from having asthmatic episodes. Mom gives me lots of extra furry hugs and belly rubs. She is very appreciative of my abilities and I am thankful to be able to be an active participant in keeping Mom healthy.
Woofs and Wags,