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Can pets sense illness?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

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    A cat has apparently "predicted" the deaths of 25 residents in a nursing home in the US. It seems fanciful but can pets detect illness or even death?

    The residents of Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in Rhode Island would be forgiven for getting a little anxious if Oscar was to curl up next to them.

    Not generally friendly to patients, this show of affection has been used to warn families that their loved one has not long to go.

    Sounds far-fetched? Animal behaviour experts in the US say Oscar is probably smelling a chemical given off by the body.

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  3. temi

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    This was on Radio 4 yesterday, its unbelivable
  4. gkd_uk

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    Another sign is when a cat crys at night. I heard that this is another sign of when someone who is about to die. Not sure if this is true though.

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