Can Dogs Sense Sickness In Humans?

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Can Dogs Sense Sickness In Humans?

Psychologists have time and again advocated the belief that pets are remarkable for a human being’s mental health. But can dogs sense sickness in humans?

It is indeed true that dogs sense when you’re sick because dogs are known to contribute to treating and even preventing a number of mental disorders, by providing psychological and physical benefits. And let’s not forget the unconditional love that pets shower on us, because their whole world revolves around us. 

They wait for us to feed them…they wait for us to come home every day to them…they wait for us to take them for walks. Even though they depend on us for their survival and good health, we depend on them too for our happiness. Speaking as an animal lover and someone who has 3 rescued dogs, losing one of them to cancer 2 years back was a huge blow.

You realize how empty your home and life become when they cross over the rainbow bridge. Now, let’s find out how dogs can detect illness, and whether dogs take away your sickness or not.

Can Dogs Sense Sickness In Humans?

I love animals. They are powerful conduits of unconditional love. My editor wanted me to remove this story from “Emotional Freedom” about a dog’s compassion because it wasn’t between two humans. I disagreed and kept it in. Here is an excerpt from the last chapter of the book called “Facing Anger, Building Compassion.” I hope you like it. I hope you know that love exists between all sentient beings.

Related: The Deep Telepathic Connection Between Humans and Animals

Compassion also provides the crucible for healing miracles to occur. One of my workshop participants told the following story.

Two years before, she’d longed to get pregnant but she had a rare, serious type of kidney disease. Her doctor warned that pregnancy would overly stress her body, even endanger her life. Still, this woman’s desire for a baby was so strong she decided to risk it.

Fortunately, she stayed well those nine months and her disease stabilized, which isn’t typical during pregnancy, a great relief to her, her husband, and the doctor. However, in that same period, her young Golden Retriever, her constant companion, and soul-mate with whom she was so attuned was diagnosed with kidney failure.

Soon after the birth of her daughter, this loving animal died, as if having held on just long enough to see her through.

“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” – James Cromwell

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Though cynics would dismiss as “mere coincidence” the fact that both contracted the same rare disease–especially when the dog had been perfectly healthy–I read this quite differently.

For me, it seems rather to be a moving reminder of the interconnectedness of our hearts and the power of compassion.

There was a special love between this woman and her dog. Could it be possible for one life to so empathize with another that it can sense, even assume illness? Certainly, something to contemplate. As a physician, I know that love can create miracles that defy logical explanations.

Related: The Deep Spiritual Meaning Of Having A Dog Or Cat As A Pet

Selfless giving resonates with such mystery. How wondrous and far-reaching compassion can be among all living beings. Each of us is capable of limitless love. The monumental implications of this fact continue to reveal themselves over the years, always giving me chills and re-clarifying my emotional priorities.

Humans might be the “superior” beings, but animals have a lot more love to give. What makes them more special and powerful is that they love without any expectations and conditions. For them, only one thing matters the most in their lives and that is their human. Pets enrich your life and make it a million times better.

Want to know more about can dogs sense sickness in humans? Check this video out below about how dogs sense illness!

Can dogs sense sickness in humans

Written by Dr. Judith Orloff MD
Originally appeared on Dr. Judith Orloff MD
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One response to “Can Dogs Sense Sickness In Humans?”

  1. deborah barringer Avatar

    i had a cat that was my soul mate. she was attacked by another cat and contracted a disease. she was nearly a skeleton. i laid by her and talked to her, telling her how loved she was. i prayed and prayed. i even asked to “absorb” some or all of her sickness so she could survive. it was truly a miracle when she started getting better. she made it. thats been nearly 30 years ago. i still think of her often.

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