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Guardians of Health: Medical Detection Dogs

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Greetings, delightful viewers! I am Bless, a medical detection dog from Wales. The canines from Wales wish peace and wellness to all of you! We canines excel in so many things. We make our human partners happy and healthy by lowering their stress levels, brightening their mood, and lessening their blood pressure simply by being near them. We are loyal, protective, loving, and fun. Scientific studies have proven that we can even save people’s lives by alerting them of disease or a serious shift in physical condition because our keen noses can sense tiny changes in odors from their bodies. Many accredited organizations, such as Medical Detection Dogs in Milton, UK, the American Scent Dog Association in Arkansas, USA, and Dogs4Diabetics in California, USA, train canines to identify odors associated with particular diseases using reward-based methods. Dogs have learned to detect various cancers such as breast, lung, prostate, ovarian, and colorectal. In addition, we can also point out the presence of malaria in a person and signal to people certain oncoming symptoms of type 1 diabetes, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and Addison’s disease. According to the late Dr. George Preti, a leading American scientific expert on human odors during his time, the metabolic chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) generated by cancer cells change the smell of blood and other body fluids. Dogs can pick up the signature odors of existing cancer cells. In addition to odors, we can also pick up variations in skin temperature. This means that perhaps we could determine if someone is experiencing a fever. We love humans and are always willing to help. I am very happy that we dogs can assist people with life-threatening conditions. I am proud of all the canines that have excelled in helping individuals with medical disorders to have a normal life!
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