There is a reason why dogs are considered man’s best friend. They are faithful, loving, and always available for you.
Did you realize that dogs can also be used to find cancer? It is real!
Dogs can be trained to detect cancer cells in human tissue because of their extraordinary sense of smell.
The behavior that dogs show when they detect cancer will be covered in this article, along with some of the related research.
What kind of dogs can detect cancer?
Any breed of dog can be taught to detect cancer, however, some are more skilled at it than others.
For example, while humans only have around five million scent receptors in their noses, bloodhounds with over 220 million.
As a result, odors that are up to 100 times dimmer than those we can smell can be detected by bloodhounds.
Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, German shepherds, and beagles are some other dog breeds that have been utilized to find cancer.