Dogs are magic: my dog Jack can sniff low blood sugar
Dogs no doubt are very powerful. Bella’s owner, whom we will call Roberta, has epilepsy.
Roberta says she’s never trained Bella to detect any kind of medical condition…
And yet, it seems Bella simply knows…
Each time before one of Roberta’s seizure, Bella comes up and looks concerned.
She barks to alert both Roberta and her husband.
Roberta then knows it’s time to lie down in bed.
And when she does, Bella comes and lays with her and puts her paw around Roberta’s arm.
Roberta says her heart always melts at this. She says Bella is such a good girl… and deserves all the pets.
I agree. I’m always impressed to read how dogs can smell different hormonal changes and react.
Along with the above story of Roberta, I’ve read about dogs who sniffed out cancer, malaria, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.
Diabetes Assist Dogs are trained to monitor smells in the air for a specific scent on the human breath that is related to rapidly dropping or low blood sugar levels.
They are then trained to “alert” the person with diabetes, usually by touching them in a significant way such as pawing or nudging them.
Often, these pups alerted their owners before anybody else, so the owners could get the help they need.
Dogs are amazing creatures… and like Roberta says, they deserve all the pets.
Animals have a keen sense of what we are feeling, but research in the past several decades has demonstrated that dogs are able to sense several changes in our physiology even before we do.
The human anatomy, while puzzling, puts forward chemical changes dogs can sense, particularly so if they are trained to do so.
Pets have been trained to assist humans with all sorts of medical conditions ranging from blindness to mobility issues.
from a Story by www.pawsafe.co
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