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Hello. I have 2 beautiful rescue pups of unknown breed, names are Jay and Morrisson. Can't imagine my life without them now. 

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How lovely dogs are our faithful friends couldn't have got through last year without mine
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Hi, I have 4 dogs. My youngest labrador is now 8 & I know its not the same as having cancer but my son has been type 1 child diabeties since he was 5 years old. That was 5 years ago he was diagnosed and Zara never leaves his side. She is always with him. Theyve always have a strong bond but i think it has gotten stronger over the past 5 years x

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me my dog ​​often sniffed  my boobs

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Animals are very sensitive to radio waves, not for every object, the essence has its own wavelength .... They catch all this. I really love my dog!
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Thanks Mishy18, as I have been off work for 4weeks , I have been very spoilt with dog time 😊

 

Also had good news that my Herceptin is negative so no chemo just rads and Tamoxifen to get through.

 

xx

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Hi Daisy im other side of all my treatments now finished in Jan (surgery chemo rads) and just wanted to say hi and yiur lovely little furry freind will be by your side throughout treatment!! I have a black lab who became unbelievably clingy since my diagnosis and has been by my side since 😊 she akso used to paw and nudge my boob before surgery so there may be something in ut!!
Good luck with everything and i hope your treatment plan goes well you will get much needed support throughout and after on here they are a fab bunch and i couldn't hsve got through my journey without them and my dog 😊
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Hello, just found this thread.

 

Was diagnosed mid March with DCIS ( following 1st routine mammogram) but after masectomy also found 2 x IDC tumours, my partner had noticed our Golden Retreiver sniffing my left breast quite regularly , I assumed I had spilt something nice and smelly on my top!

 

Yep got the diagnosis but after the masectomy not one sniff so neither of us were worried for the lymph node results to come back, as the dog had ‘told’ us nothing spread anywhere else.

 

Aren’t dogs just great 😍😍

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Hello Ladies,

 

Wishing all of you, your family and your fur babies a very Merry Christmas. Have a wonderful day!

Warmest and best wishes, Belle xxx ❤️❤️❤️

 

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Pets can be very therapeutic to people.
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I agree....my dogs,much more supportive than hubby.....they are so faithful and great company, aren't they?
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Hi, I have just joined the forum and spotted this topic. Last weekend I went to a conference about the dogs' sense of smell. One talk was by Medical Detection Dogs, it was fascinating to learn how they are training and using dogs to detect changes in chemical odours of cancer patients, though it was mainly for prostrate cancer, their scenting abilities are beyond our comprehension sometimes. I have had BC twice, the first time one of my dogs unusually wanted to lay next to me through my treatment months, two of the others were not as attentive (or never got a look in maybe!), our current dog showed no extra bonding if you like, but I guess all dogs are different, and they were all adults when adopted. Having dogs though was THE biggest motivator to get out nearly every day, no matter how short the walk.
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Your not wrong there pets are very therapeutic wouldn't be without them xx
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Hiya Mishy18, yesss, they are like tonic, therapeutic, loving us no matter how we look or feel! Sometimes, I think they are better than my human counterparts!! Have a good day xxx
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Black lab she's four she sleeps next to my calf too when I'm asleep love her to bits pets are a real tonic when you are not feeling good unconditional love is what they give x
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Hiya Mishy18, imagining your fur baby licking your head made me smile.... she loves you! What dog do you have?
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Bless your kind heart PureTechy, that's awesome adopting retired dogs, ❤️
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Hello..... i have 5 dogs, all are miniature pinscher, 3 males and 2 females plus a male cat. My first boy, Turbo, is the only one who waited for me whenever I went for my treatments. He was like superglue, followed me everywhere, keeping a watchful eye on me.... when I was going through chemotherapy, I slept a lot and he also slept with me. The strange thing I noticed was he used to sleep by my left side and after my left mastectomy, he has now sleeps on my right side or nearer to my calf..... seems like he knows. Love them all to bits ❤️

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My dog keeps licking my head since I lost my hair she seems to want to lie next to me alot, but I find it very helpful when I feel rubbish that she wants to be close to me x she also used to paw at my boob and nudge before I was diagnosed I found my own lump so maybe she was trying to tell me something
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I am planning to adopt a retired military dog. I just want them to give a better home for the last days of their life after serving the country, they do not belong in a cage.

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My 12 year old Shih Tzu has been very clingy and " licky " lately!! 

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I have three dogs, the oldest who is 13 clung to me in the days while I was waiting for my diagnosis. I have 2 collies and when I came home from hospital they were so gentle with me, they certainly pick up on moods and when I am unwell. I have been told they change again when you have chemo due to the smell so that will be interesting, couldn't bear them to go off me!!!! Xx
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I have a border collie who has always been cuddly but just recently he's stepped it up to never leaving me alone.If I'm in another room he will lay by the door until I come out & the other night we were having a cuddle when he suddenly started prodding & sniffing my boob where I found a lump a week ago. I've got my appointment at the breast clinic on Tuesday. It will be interesting to know if he has sensed it.
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I am beginning to wonder if this is the reason my 15 yr old Patterdale is glued to me! For about the last month or 2 she has been my constant companion and seems to need to touch me or have me in her sights at all times. Got confirmation diagnosis yesterday.

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I have 3 cats and when I returned from holiday one of them kept climbing onto my chest. I thought it was because she was glad we were back but 3 weeks later got diagnosed and had lumpectomy, now started chemo.
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I have a 12yr old Jr. And my son has a 5 yr old staffie since I've had my surgery marley(staffie) follows me everywhere n is sleeping on my bed he hasn't bothered stayin by me as I have my own dog(Jr) but lately he's there so ur not being paranoid lolx
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Hi. I have a labradoodle,  he kept sniffing my right breast in the spot my tumour is.  He is a very cuddly dog, he has inflammatory bowel disease so sleeps in our room under the bed incase he is ill in the night,  he has been sneaking onto the bed for a cuddle recently and I keep waking up to find him snuggled next to my legs which is very sweet.  I am not sure how 30kg of dog can get onto the bed without waking you up but somehow he manages! 

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My dog was the same sniffing at my Breast and crying just been diagnosed results from lumpectomy and lymph nodes today.

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These animals 'get it' don't they....they know subtle changes in our mood and show us 24/7 love, loyalty and friendship. When those of our own species can't 'reach us ' our beloved special friends can...it's a very 'pure' relationship.
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My dog is wonderful but she really doesnt like a lot of cuddles or snuggling up, never had a dog that didnt like it yet she is so caring and loyal in every other way.

 

Anyway since I was diagnosed she has certainly sensed that I am in trouble I may be able to hide it from everyone else but not her...she is suddenly so affectionate, sitting up against me while I am on the computer and following me around the house keeping an eye on me, coming for cuddles and pressing her head against me..its so comforting and quite out of character for her.

 

I feel lucky to have her especially now

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Hi yes my dog follows me everywhere, even when I go to the toilet he sits outside the door for me 🙂
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I agree with you about dogs and them 'knowing things' Sonya. Our two are certainly very perceptive to our emotions and health. They have such a accute senses, that we as humans don't possess. X

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Hi.
I came home from hospital having had a core biopsy feeling terribly sore and achy. Our dog spent the night on my knee. He is usually all for the hubby. I'm sure he sensed that I wasn't feeling great and was trying to comfort me x
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That's great to hear Yil.

Long may it continue 

Delly xx

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Hi

We are one big happy family again.  My hubby has come home as he finished his last big chemo but he will still have few moor little ones as day care.

Our dog is happy and we happy to see him happy.

Love to all

Yil

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Our family dog is so sad all you got to do is to look at his face and you can see it.  I have to leave him at home alone and he is not use to it but unfortunatley my hubby is in hospital.  I am sure he bites himfelf as well due to stress as he knows things are not right at home.  I feel for him.

Yil

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Hi Delly
I totally agree with you. I wish I could take my dog to see my hubby. It be lovely therapy for both of them.
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Yil, I do hope your hubby is doing well and yourself too.
It's no wonder that they started taking animals into hospices and care homes as a form of therapy. They say that dolphins are very healing creatures.
This is a lovely topic for a thread. Thanks whoever started it
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Hi

Just like to say my dog Japanese Akita did the same I was sitting on a chair and all of a sudden he runnup to me and gone for my breast but not to hurt and I said to him I am your mummy but not that kind to giveyou milk.  2 weeks later I was diagnosed with SBC. and now he did the same thing with my hubby.  He keptsniffing his neck my husband now in paitent at hospital with Burkitts Lymphoma.  If only dogs can talk........

Take careYil

 

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Yes Madamejojo, I do.

Whilst I was waiting for the initial diagnosis of my !st  breast lump, I was out hoovering my car  one day, croutching into the open front door to do the footwell and my neighbours dog, a black lab ,who never gave me the time of day, sidled up and kept nuzzling into my right armpit. Didn't think anything of it until after I had the nasty news.

Yeh, I do believe they can sense such things.

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Oh I definitely think animals can sense when we're not very well.After each Chemo session I had, I was laid up on the couch and my dog would lay on top of my duvet and wouldn't move the whole time I lay there. Very loyal indeed. But she is feeling poorly now and only just back from the vets yesterday, so it's now my turn to look after her and we snuggled together on the couch with the duvet once more last night,so I could keep an eye on her. Love her, I do

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My old cat used to sleep on my pillow when I was going through my treatment, I'm sure he knew. Some people thought it unhygienic but it gave me comfort and probably him too so I didn't care x

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Hello everyone
I have 2 dogs, a 4 year old king charles and a 2 1/2 year old staffie.
since being diagnosed with breast cance they seem to be following me everywhere! When i sit on the sofa they sit each side of me or are both up on the bed. My staffie actually cuddles up to me in bed now between me and my partner lol.
i dont know if this is me being paranoid but i hear dogs can sense things. Anyone else have this?