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Alabama Bernese Mountain Dog Sniffs Out Cancer

Between sniffing out cancer, keeping away burglers and saving families from house fires, dogs are often better than home alarms! It looks like the best...

Joy  |  Nov 30th 2006


Between sniffing out cancer, keeping away burglers and saving families from house fires, dogs are often better than home alarms! It looks like the best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family to is have a great relationship with at least one dog!

Dog Who Smelled Cancer

FOX6 Family Health BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC-TV) A Bernese Mountain dog is credited with saving the life of 59 year-old Claire Edwards.



Edwards says she owes her life to her dog Sackett. In 2002, Sackett began nudging her right breast so much that Mrs. Edwards finally sought a medical professional to see what was the matter. She was then diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer in her right breast and promptly had the breast removed followed by chemotherapy treatments.

Mrs. Edwards says, I wasn’t destined to have him (Sackett), and I really wanted him, and I believe god gave him to me for a reason”

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