MEDICAL DETECTION DOGS
Medical Detection Dogs (MDD), which my sister, Betsy, has championed since it started 10 years ago, trains dogs (which have a 1000 times stronger sense of smell than humans) to sniff out diseases while still in the early onset stages.
Though sceptical initially, many medical professionals and scientists, having seen Medical Detection Dogs at work – especially detecting prostate cancer and diabetes – now realise the charity has huge potential to sniff out a huge number of other diseases in the future.
MDD also trains support dogs to alert people with diabetes when they need to take medication. Some support dogs – and detection dogs – recently proved a big hit at Buckingham Palace when they displayed their life saving skills to Her Majesty the Queen.