Pet Owners Info

ANIMALS KEY TO NEW TREATMENTS

 

Dogs can sniff out cancer.  Our 4 legged friends may be able to smell the disease in its early stages.  A Japanese study used a Labrador which had been given various samples to sniff was able to identify which came from a patient with bowel cancer.  Scientists believe tumours include an odour only dogs can scent.

 

Cats can slash strokes.  People who own cats are 40% less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack.  Stroking cats appear to lower owners` stress and anxiety making them less likely to develop cardiovascular diseases.

 

Guinea Pigs can reduce Asthma.  Children who grow up with a pet such as a guinea pig, rabbit or hamster are less likely to develop asthma or allergies.