Did you know… dogs can detect an odor humans emit during epileptic seizures? Dogs are trained to respond to and even sense epileptic seizures before they occur—though effectiveness varies widely, and there’s been little solid scientific evidence that such a thing is possible. For the first time, it’s been shown in a recent published study that humans do emit some odorous chemicals during epileptic seizures, ones that dogs can pick up on.
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