We train dogs to help people with disabilities and health conditions. With their awesome sense of smell our Medical Alert Dogs assist individuals in recognizing dangerous health conditions. We train dogs to identify the odor of many diseases and conditions that cause a chemical change in the body and hence a smell that can be detected. This medical detection includes early detection of cancer, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Kidney and Liver diseases, and Valley Fever currently.
Our home and work enviornments can be full of things that adversely affect us. Mold, toxic cleaning products, undetected asbestos, mice and rats, termites, formaldehyde, radon, .
In addition to disease we also train our dogs to find those things in our environment that many doctors are starting to realize increase our chances of getting various diseases. Parkinson's, Alzheimers, AutoImmune diseases such as PANS/PANDAS and MCAS are considered environmentally caused auto immune syndromes.
In traditional Search and Rescue work, trained search dogs sniff out missing people following each person's distinctive scent. It is no different with lost pet detection work. Each pet has a unique smell, just like humans. Training a dog to find a lost pet is all about the nose.
"I trust my search dogs more than I do a sighting," says Oklahoma-based Karen Goin. "There’s no doubt about it, the nose knows.”