What do you think? Can pets detect if their guardians are suffering from a serious illness?
Read on before you give an answer.
This is a story I posted in a fellow community. It's a story between Janet Batten and her cat named Noah.
Noah began to constantly nudge Janet on the right side of her head just about the same time as she began to experience vision problems.
"He constantly smelled my head on the right side, in the front, and in my eye and in my nose. Sometimes he would really push to get into my head. He began to make this sound I had never heard before. I began to get suspicious,” narrated Janet to The Northern Virginia Daily.
Janet later had a stroke. When she had her CAT scan (yes, the REAL one in the hospital minus the fur and all) the doctors found out that she had suffered a brain aneurysm. Fortunately Janet survived.
Dr. Bruce Coston, Noah's veterinarian, is convinced that the pet had a paw on Janet's survival, so convinced that he nominated Noah for the “Animal Hero” award at the Virginia Veterinary Conference this year, which tha cat won.
"Because Noah the cat had been alerting his mom that something was wrong, she was aggressive in seeking treatment,” says Coston.
So what do you think? Can dogs and cats smell trouble lingering inside our body? Post your comments and share your similar experiences, if any. We will be very much interested!
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