Man’s best friends can save lives with their keen sense of smell.
A 2006 study revealed that dogs can detect lung and breast cancer simply by sniffing a person’s breath. Supposedly, cancer patients release biochemical markers in their breath which dogs can detect. Domestic dogs that were studied, and which only had a few weeks training, were able to distinguish between breast/lung cancer patients and healthy patients. This is no surprise to most dog lovers (like me!) who know dogs to be one of the most amazing creatures placed on this Earth. Afterall, they are known to save lives in many ways, including sensing the onset of a seizure.