Troy, a Doberman Pinscher saved his owner, Papazian. Troy, who was 4-months-old at the time, came home a month early. If it wasn’t for him, she would have found out she had breast cancer when it was too late. 

She said “One night [Troy] was curled up between us in bed. He kept nuzzling up against my left side. I itched myself, and then I popped up in bed and said, ‘Holy cow! What’s this?’”

Even though she had a mammogram before this, it came up clear. However, she felt a lump in her breast, went to the doctors, and was diagnosed with cancer. She started treatment and is now cancer-free. 

Research is underway to see how dogs can sense diseases. Hopefully more people take notice of their pet’s warnings, because it can save your life.