Dog Detects Tumor Before Doctors
Susan’s life was going in a million directions. She had just moved, was in the middle of a divorce, and had finished her fourth children’s book. She never expected that the character in children’s book series would find her cancer before she did. Susan said her children’s books always have a lesson, and she’s learned a lot from her character. Susan is now in treatment for her cancerous tumor thanks to her little dog, Bella.
Bella usually sleeps at Susan’s feet. She started coming up the bed and poking her nose at Susan’s breast. After she started doing it regularly, Susan thought that she should probably get checked out. A mammogram revealed cancer.
The Drs TV: Can Dogs Smell Cancer?
Veterinarian Karen Halligan said that a dog’s olfactory lobe is the size of a walnut and helps them detect smell. A human’s olfactory is only the size of a pea. Dogs have a sense of smell 100,000 times better than a human. Certain chemicals are released when you have cancer and other health problems. A dog smells that and the smells are stored. You can teach a dog to smell abnormalities.
If there is an abnormal amount of your dog smelling you in strange ways, you might want to get checked. It never hurts to be cautious when it comes to your health. Susan has a lobular breast cancer, which happens in about 15% of breast cancer patients. The earlier it’s detected the better your chances of beating it are.
The Doctors: Chili Powder Health Hazards
Dr Travis Stork found a story that turns any parent’s stomach. A two-year-old suffered seizures and later died when her father’s girlfriend fed her chili powder. While the right amount of chili powder in your foods is safe, force feeding chili powder is deadly. It would take about three pounds to kill a grown man, but it only takes a few teaspoons to hurt a child. Chili powder is diluted in food, but when it’s straight up ingested or inhaled, then you will encounter irritation, swelling of the organs, and vomiting.
This is a lesson to store your spices out of reach of kids and to never force feed your kids chili powder as a punishment.