Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hero dog saves owner from seizures

When Danielle Zuckerman adopted a pitbull from a shelter, she expected to get a new furry friend. As it turns out, her dog Thor is much more than that. 

Danielle has a spinal cord injury, which occasionally leads to seizures that can last up to five minutes. A few days after the adoption, the otherwise quiet dog jumped up on her lap and barked. Ten minutes later, she had a seizure.

This happened over and over again: eight times over a two month span.

According to Danielle's doctor, she releases hormones before a seizure. This is undetectable to a human, but not to a dog. Thanks to Thor, she now gets early warnings and can take medication that will cut the length of each seziure.

Read more here.

~ Maria Sadowki ~

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