The cute animal are now trained to diagnose and recognize disease symptoms. Have you ever heard that dogs can detect diabetes even before the disease attacks?
Well according to the Dailymail, here are types of diseases that a dog can detect:
Dogs can sniff the symptoms of blood sugar that is too low in people with type 1 diabetes. Symptoms that are called hypo can happen when you do not eat enough or accidentally swallow too much insulin. Unfortunately, some people with diabetes may not notice the warning signs, such as, pale face and trembling.
Without serious treatment, they can lose consciousness. According to Claire Guest from the Medical Detection Dogs, diabetes detection dog can smell a change in body odor that may indicate low blood sugar.
“We train our dogs to lick, touch and look at someone who is experiencing symptoms of hypo, so that the person is conscious to take immediate medical care,” said Claire.
Dogs can also reduce anxiety and aggressive behavior in children with autism in a matter of weeks. ‘Dogs for the Disabled’ organization has a free guide in training a family dog.
“We teach the dog to put their head on the lap of the child. It is useful to calm the child when they’re depressed, “said Joel Young, from the organization.
In the United States, charitable organization Paws for Comfort uses Xoloitzcuintli breed , also known as Mexican or Xolo dogs, to help people with chronic pain caused by fibromyalgia. All dogs have a naturally high body temperature.
However, because Xolo are almost hairless, the dog is hotter when touched. When the dogs curled up on their owners, the warmth of their bodies provide assistance similar to that provided by a heating pad or cushion pain reliever.
Labrador and retriever are trained for people with dementia, so that they could eat on time. The study, published recently in the Western Journal of Nursing Research found that a housing dog has helped reduce agitation in Alzheimer’s patients and improve social interaction. Excerpted from the Guardian, a special dog for dementia sufferers can spend training costs of £ 25,000.
Dogs can be trained like a “warning system”, which is when there are people who will experience a seizure, the dog may act as an excellent detector. Dogs can even give 40 minutes notice. In other words, There are still much time for a person to take medication to prevent seizures or to get help.
It is estimated that dogs can smell the chemical changes in the body before the seizure occurred. Some dogs are usually trained to lie down next to people who have seizures to stop them from moving and hurting themselves.
6. Narcolepsy (sudden sleep attacks)
Narcolepsy causes people to suddenly fall asleep while they are undergoing daily routines. Theo, a cocker spaniel from Essex, England is the world’s first dog trained to wake his owner, Kelly Sears, when he suddenly snores.
Theo would lick and nudge Kelly until he opens his eyes, and if Theo could not wake him, he will go and seek help. Theo also learn to catch the scent changes when Kell’sy narcolepsy attack will occur.Recent search: picture of dog and humanTagged with: disease detection, dog detect disease, dog predicts disease,