Detecting COVID-19 and other amazing things dogs can do

From sniffing out the coronvirus to predicting the weather

Stars Insider

14/12/20 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Animals

Dogs are truly amazing animals. We have had them as pets for millennia for many good reasons. The truth is that dogs are so much more than just our best friends; they really are exceptional animals with incredible traits that many of us wouldn't even dream of. Did you know, for instance, that dogs are now able to detect COVID-19?

Apparently specially trained dogs can detect COVID-19 in human sweat, a new study reports. The study trained six dogs for a month using sweat samples, then tested whether the dogs could differentiate between sick and healthy patients. The results could be detected within one-tenth of a second! It's the first viral disease dogs have been known to detect, according to CTV. This could be huge for the pandemic, as sniffer dogs could help quickly and efficiently screen for the virus or assess a patient’s condition.

And there's more dogs can do–a lot more! Click through the following gallery and find out. 

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