Europes first nut detection dog
Europe’s first nut detection has been united with his new owner, Yasmine Tornblad who has a severe nut allergy enabling her to go into anaphylactic shock from just the smell of nuts. Yasmine used to suffer so severely it would be easier for her to pass on dinner with friends than risk having a reaction, but now with the help of four year old poodle Nano, life is much easier.
The Milton Keynes based charity Medical Detection Dogs has spent a year of specialist dog training so that Nano can detect for Yasmine in the hope that she would be able to lead a normal life again and Yasmine now can’t imagine life without him.The most simplicity things like having visitors at the office or a stay in a hotel used to cause Yasmine trouble but once Nano has been given a few moments to check the area out Yasmine can rest assured she is in no danger. Yasmine takes Nano everywhere she goes including business trips and flights.
‘It has given me a bit of independence back so I’m not so worried about eating at friend’s houses or going on business trips anymore,’ said Yasmine, from Malvern, Worcestershire.The charity Medical Detection Dogs has already successfully paired over 30 dogs to owners who have conditions such as diabetes who respond in emergency and has previously taught dogs to sniff out cancer.
It is unbelievable what is now possible with the help of dogs and with the help and work from charities such as Medical Detection Dogs many people will be able to lead easier lives.