Dogs are brilliant, we all know that. But did you know that our four legged friends can also do other amazing things like –
1-Sniff out cancer. In a study carried out by scientists, a specially trained retriever managed to sniff out bowel cancer in patients in an amazing 9 out of 10 cases – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8293118/Dogs-can-sniff-out-bowel-cancer.html
2-Tell when someone with epilepsy is going to have a seizure. These dogs are called seizure alert dogs. When they know their owners are about to have an epileptic fit they give them a signal some minutes before so that the person can make sure they are in a safe place.
Read more about them here - http://www.support-dogs.org.uk/SADog.htm
3-Tell when someone has low blood sugar. They can then alert their owner who can take the appropriate measures. http://type1diabetes.about.com/b/2009/06/27/dogs-trained-to-sniff-out-low-blood-sugar.htm
4-Get money out of a cash machine. Dogs are trained to do this for their disabled owners.
Read about the amazing assistance dog Endal here - http://www.readersdigest.com.au/extract-from-endal-by-allen--sandra-parton