Max the Dog Detects Breast Cancer In His Human When Traditional Tests Did Not

This episode of Secret Life of Dogs by BBC Earth tells the incredible story of Max, a beautiful red collie mix, who detected breast cancer in his human, Maureen. Although traditional tests did not find anything, Max’s persistent signals let her know to continue looking until a small lump was found through surgery. Maureen now credits Max for saving her life and now checks with him before she goes to see the doctor.

I love Max so much and I owe him so much, and even before I go for a checkup now, I get him to check me out. And if he’s happy and wagging his tail, I’m happy and I know I’m okay