Dogs are incredibly conscious of their environment and can almost always feel when something is not right. They are excellent at reading our body language and can tell when we want to do something even before we do it. These solid powers of observation appear to give dogs a sixth sense that humans sometimes really need.
Max, a red collie cross, was an enthusiastic dog who had always been filled with excitement. Then, his attitude suddenly changed. His owner realized that something was not right when he became very quiet and fatigued. At nine-and-a-half years old, it was likely that Max was near the end of his life, and that is precisely what his owner, Maureen, assumed.
She started to prepare herself for the worst, assuming that she would lose her much-loved dog. He wouldn’t lie on her lap anymore, and at one point he would only go close to her to touch her breast with his nose, which seemingly made him very depressed and brought a sad look to his eyes.
However, it turns out that Max wasn’t sad for himself, but his human. When Maureen visited the doctor, she found out that she had a small swelling in her breast. The mammogram wasn’t clear, so she thought that everything was alright. However, when Max continued to act strangely, she put two and two together, and realized that it was cancer. She consulted her local hospital, but both a scan and mammogram returned a negative result.
It wasn’t until she had a surgical biopsy that the cancer was discovered. After she had it extracted, Max’s behavior returned to normal. When technology couldn’t find cancer, Max did the job! Outstanding! See the story in the video below: