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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