England: Introducing ‘Medical Detection Dogs’ – Using A Dogs Natural Abilities To Detect Early Health Problems In Human Beings.


This is not an area that we usually go into; but having a leaflet on the subject arrive today with the post, we found that it was something worth informing people about; a UK charity which has been established and which uses a dogs natural abilities and specialities to detect early health problems (such as cancer) in human beings..

In their own words:

About Medical Detection Dogs

Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease. It is at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and helping people with life-threatening diseases.

Our bio detection dogs are trained to find the odour of diseases, such as cancer, in samples such as urine, breath and swabs. Our Medical Alert Assistance dogs are trained to detect minute changes in an individual’s personal odour triggered by their disease* and alert them to an impending medical event. We receive no Government funding for the work we do and rely entirely on the generosity of donations from trusts and the public.

Please visit their website and also learn more about their work and also their animal welfare policy at:


No animal abuse and testing, but using well trained dogs to use their natural specialities (and noses) to detect illness and disease in humans well before ‘normal’ medicine often can.  To us this is a win-win all round.


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