Dogs help detect cancer sooner.
In San Anselmo, California, Nancy Best noticed that her dog kept sniffing and licking at her right breast. Doctors soon after found breast cancer in that exact spot.
You didn’t read that wrong! A dog’s amazing sense of smell can be used for cancer detection. Many dog owners have reported their dog sniffing, licking, or nudging spots that later turned out to be cancerous. They have been known to detect anything from mesothelioma cancer to breast cancer and prostate cancer. One of the unexpected benefits of having a dog is that it may even save your life. That’s not all, though. Dogs have also been known to predict seizures and warn about low blood sugar.