Anonymous
Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 2 months ago

Is it true that dogs can smell cancer cells from a person’s urine  and they can also alert a person when they are about to have a seizure? ?

Update:

I can understand if dogs can smell cancer cells in the urine of a person. But how can they know if a person with epilepsy is about to have a seizure?! 

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes and Yes.  Dogs are being trained and used to detect cancers and there have been many seizure alert dogs trained and working as service animals. 

  • 2 months ago

    Yes, it is true & they can sniff out other diseases as well.  They can even smell the Covid 19 virus.  You just can get past a scent dogs nose.

  • *****
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Some dogs can be trained to detect certain types of cancer, yes, and some dogs can detect when someone is about to have a seizure, also based on a change in someone's smell due to biochemical changes that happen prior to a seizure. All dogs cannot do these things. They must have a natural aptitude and also be specially trained. 

  • 2 months ago

     yes.................

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No one completely understands how/what dogs know.  It is NOT 100% true that dogs can smell cancer cells in the urine of a person.

    Not all cancer patients have "cancer cells" in their urine.  If this were true, life would be easier.

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