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Can animals / your pets sense when you are not well...

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Molly56, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. kay2409

    kay2409 Type 1 · Member

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    When I was hypo, my dog used to come up to me and nudge me until I treated myself. Never trained to detect it, yet he knew. Always remember when he did it, he'd tilt his head as if to say 'come on, get yourself back to normal'. Miss him
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    My dog slept on corner of bed at the bottom, hypo's she knew before me or hubby.... She would come up to my top of the duvet and get in under it and start licking me.. That would be before either of us knew..
     
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  3. pavlovsdog

    pavlovsdog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    lol
     
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  4. pavlovsdog

    pavlovsdog Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Definately. I had two cats, and they both stayed by me whenever I was ill. One of them, Becky, used to lie on top of me and not budge for hours. I called it 'The Laying on of Paws'. Plus the gentle rumbling purr was very soothing...Sadly they have both gone to The Great Cattery in the Sky
     
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  5. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    At least he didn't ask you to do it for him:woot::woot:
     
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  6. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    When I was ill in bed last week, I was kept company all day by all three of ours who were quite happy to lie next to me all day. I think that had less to do with being ill and more to do with "parent" time though.
     
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  7. graj0

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    YES! In extreme cases, more than ill health, unless this moggy has been taught to pull the plug for the life support out of the wall. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6919063.stm
     
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    I pressed 'liked' but not for them being in the The Great Sky Cattery,:angelic: That's where my Sonny boy is ...... wont say any more about that, except animals are tops, the best and I love 'em to bits :) :cat: :joyful:

    RRB
     
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    Lol cheeky now if I had offered he would of let me he was abit of a perv towards to end,poor baby but you do have to draw the line somewhere.
     
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    Amazing because often you hear about pets staying by their owners when they have died too!!
     
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    Awww thanks. They are a miss aren't they?
     
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    I found the comment in the article about the ill chicken and the cat a bit too suspect! :cat::chicken:
     
  13. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Grey Friars Bobby :) Great Film
     
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    Has me in tears every time. It took me about three months to read the book as I kept crying all the time!
     
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    Soppy [email protected]:hungover:
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Never seen or read... As someone who still misses their girlies, 3 years on... Is this going to make me really sad to read or watch?
     
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    You will be balling your brains out. A five tissues box of Hollywood drivel..:arghh:
     
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  18. donnellysdogs

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    Oooh daren't watch then... Still have tears ref my girlies now... Think it wld tip me over the top!!!
     
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    Yep, true story too :) Unmissable
     
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    We've had a couple of threads on the forum from people with dogs who sensed or were trained to warn them about critical sugar levels. And I know a lady whose Cavalier has twice known ahead of diagnosis about her cancer.

    One of my Cavaliers wouldn't leave my husband's bed when he had pneumonia, I had to take his food and water up for him, and another more recently was very concerned a couple of years back when I had a very dizzy sick spell, and stayed close to me on the bed all night - something he rarely ever does. My first dog used to spend hours pretending to be asleep but actually surrepticiously watching me all the time! He knew me better than I knew myself and would play on this, getting away with naughty behaviour when I was in a good mood, and being super obedient when it was "that time of the month" and I tended to be a bit irritable, and liable to be short with him.

    They are great observers and interpreters of both moods and habits, and their good sense of smell can aid their interpretation of (potential) problems. They truly can be our best friends, particularly in times of need.

    Robbity
     
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