Today we filmed the amazing work of the Medical Detection Dogs. A fairly new charity, they are training dogs for a variety of roles, using their keen sense of smell to detect particles in urine samples and indicating when they find the particular scents that they are trained to detect.
It is said that some dogs can detect cancer cells in two parts per trillion. They are also more accurate during the earlier stages of cancer, as there are less other complications at this point, and thereby easier to distinguish.
We also filmed 10-year-old Stephen who has type-1 diabetes, his dog is trained to detect the scent of low or high sugar levels, and indicates by fetching his tester equipment, and alerting his mum in the second instance. A wonderful story, we look forward to bringing these articles to you in the new year.