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    Animals finding illness

    Post  Violet on Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:23 pm

    It cropped up in a conversation offline the other day about how animals can pick up on illness, I read or heard about a cat once who kept pawing it's owners breast, it turned out she had breast cancer, i've also seen something on tv about how dogs know when someone is going to have a siezure, have you any stories to share about pets/animals picking up illnesses?



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    Post  feather on Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:32 am

    Yes Violet, I have read of this too. It seems that dogs can sniff out cancer on the body as well.... amazing....could be very handy for a doctor.
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    Post  Topaz on Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:23 pm

    I was reading Diabetes Uk's website and came across this:

    'Dogs are being trained to detect low blood glucose
    levels and alert their owner to the need to take some form of hypo
    treatment in a variety of ways.
    It is not known what it is that the dog detects – behavioural changes or an odour given off when a hypo occurs
    – but for a person who has lost their hypo awareness or someone whose
    blood glucose levels drop very quickly, a 'hypo' dog can give great
    confidence, enable them to live life fully and may avert the hypo
    progressing to needing hospital care.'


    Fascinating reading. It's difficult to understand how they can train the dogs when they don't know how they are sensing the hypos.

    Hmmm, there's three diabetics in this house, do you think it would be a good excuse to get a dog?
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    Post  Violet on Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:03 am

    That would be really good and help numerous people



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    telepathic pets?

    Post  grangram on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:13 am

    Hi Violet, There
    is biologist called Rupert Sheldrake who has been working on a theory he calls
    Morphic resonance. He has recently been collecting data about animals
    especially pets, cats, dogs, etc. Most dog owners say that their dog knows when
    a family member is coming home. This would suggest telepathy in dogs and of
    course has led to attacks by the scientific community. But prof Sheldrake has
    carried on collecting Data and is finding very good evidence for the phenomena.
    He has many clips on Utube and his own web site. He is also doing other
    experiments that the public can help with. Have you ever thought of some one
    and then they phone you? Or thought someone behind you was looking at you?
    there are online experiments that anyone can sign up for and help his research
    into this intriguing subject. I have been asking every dog owner I know if
    their dog shows this characteristic and every one has said yes. There is much
    more to his theory than just dogs and cats, it is very interesting. Science
    tried to debunk him, Prof Dawkins and James Randi both tried and failed, he is
    a scientist with 80 odd published papers not just an idiot. He has a new book
    out called, ’The Science Delusion’ in which he goes on the attack against main
    stream science and its limited perspective, turning the tables on Science. If
    you are interested take a look at these talks on Utube I think you will like
    them. Take care



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    ‘Rupert Sheldrake,
    The Morphogenetic Universe’ this one is an over view of his theory.
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    Re: Animals finding illness

    Post  feather on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:31 am

    It definately exists.

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