Did you Know 💡?
• Dogs can accurately detect cancer in their fellow canines, offering hope for a condition that affects 1 in 4 dogs over their lifespan.
• Dogs identified samples from dogs with cancer versus healthy dogs with a mean sensitivity of 90% and mean specificity of 98%.
• Cancer appears to have a unique “odor signature” due to volatile organic compounds, which dogs can detect with concentration as low as 1 to 2 parts per trillion.
• Pets should undergo periodic screenings starting two years before the median age of cancer diagnosis for their breed and weight.
• To reduce risk, pet owners should feed anti-inflammatory diet, avoid exposure to toxins, and give dog’s powerful sense of smell regular exercise.
For All of the details check out this amazing blog Analysis by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker on bark & whiskers: Can Dogs Detect Carcinomas in Other Canines?
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