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Medical Conditions Dogs can “Sniff Out”

There have been dogs who have been able to sniff out medical conditions that doctors and the people with the condition weren’t even aware of. Research and experience has shown that dogs can pick up on minute changes in the human body, from a tiny shift in hormones to the release of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, released by cancer cells. Researchers and dog trainers are at the tip of the iceberg so to speak, just beginning to understand how dogs do this and how we might partner with them in being our helpers in dis-ease location.

Here are six medical conditions that dogs are able to smell.


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