Summary: Dogs can sniff out Clostridium difficile (the infective agent that is responsible for many of the dreaded “hospital acquired infections”) in stool samples and even in the air surrounding patients in hospital with a very high degree of accuracy, a new study finds.
Can dogs smell infections in humans?
Can dogs indeed detect illness in humans? Yes, they can, but before they can routinely be employed to do so, there are hurdles to clear and some argue these may be insurmountable.
How do dogs act when they smell illness?
Dogs are truly pawsome! When a dog is detecting sickness in their human, there are some tell-tale signs you can read simply from your doggy’s body language. The dog will raise his snoot and tilt his head when he is trying to concentrate on the things, sounds and smells around him. He will be relaxed, yet alert.
Can dogs smell antibiotics?
Antibiotics or antifungals in combination with medicated shampoos will likely have your pet smelling fresh as a daisy in no time.