Recent research has shown that dogs can be extremely effective at detecting thyroid cancer in humans, and it seems that their skills have no end! Their next feat? Detecting prostate cancer – and with incredible accuracy.

In Milan, two German Shepherds trained for this particular task have certainly proven themselves accurate. The dogs were trained to detect specific chemicals in urine samples. One dog successfully identified prostate cancer in 98.7% of samples, and the other dog successfully identified prostate cancer in 97.6% of samples.

The abilities of man’s best friend continue to amaze me. The human/canine relationship is extremely powerful, and I know that my own dogs have made wonderful additions to my family. It’s pretty cool to see the many ways that dogs are helping humans! Read more about these awesome dogs here.

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