A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that dogs and cats can sniff out cancer. What about blood clots?
When a Maltese poodle began furiously licking Mary Phillips’ right temple as though it had been smeared with bacon grease, it was a clear sign to the hospice nurse that her headache was serious.
The unlikely gesture, Phillips said, convinced her to go to the emergency room where doctors discovered a brain aneurysm the size of a walnut.
She’s been a hospice nurse for 14 years and has seen animals behave in peculiar ways as death drew near, she said.
(Read the full story in the St. Louis Post Dispatch)
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