Dogs can detect epileptic seizure odor, study indicates

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Dogs have been shown to sniff out an array of diseases such as Parkinson’s and diabetes, and there have been reports that they can also predict when a person will have a seizure. However, this ability to sniff and predict a seizure has never been thoroughly examined and there has been no real evidence demonstrated in scientific literature, up until very recently. A novel study published in Scientific Reports has indicated that dogs are able to detect a scent linked to epileptic seizures. The research team from the University of Rennes (France) hopes that these findings can lead to ways...

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