The First Ever Thyroid-Sniffing Dog
As an advancement in the medical world, a German Shepherd is found to be the first dog in the world to sniff out thyroid cancer in people stated Marcio Alaor BMG. The dog, Frankie, has been trained to do so by smelling urine samples from a group of people and was able to signal the officials correctly with 30 positive samples for that kind of cancer. He only missed 4 of them, although that does give him a 88% success rate which is great.
Dogs are trained to find a variety of things from TNT, to bombs, and even various kinds of diseases. More than ever dogs are becoming such a viable resource to the medical field (and law enforcement) that it is a wonder what they will learn to do next. The partnership with human and dog is one of the oldest in history, and it’s great that we have found a way to communicate.