Sunday, March 19, 2017

Canines and Cortisol

These Dogs Save Lives By Smelling People's Breath

MAY 08, 2014

"The fact that dogs can sniff out cancer is pretty miraculous, but that’s not the only disease canines know how to catch with their incredible olfactory abilities. Medical detection dogs -- who have been trained to sense the symptoms of a range of illnesses -- perform a unique service unlike the typical assistance dog, alerting their owners to physical problems that might otherwise go unnoticed. Thanks to the work of Claire Guest, a doctor who founded the UK-based charity Medical Detection Dogs, dozens of lives have been saved (and improved) because of disease-sniffing dogs."

Tuxie and Moxie train with Service Dog Express.

keywords: service dog, Team Tux, medical alert, cortisol detection

New Service Dog!!

Hey everyone. I have some very exciting news!

Today my family got a service dog, Tux. He will be trained to detect cortisol for me and blood sugar for my husband who is a type 1 diabetic.

Follow along this new journey. Go like our Facebook page, called Fight Cushing's with Moxie.

And stay tuned, because April is Cushing's Awareness Month, and my 10th anniversary with Cushing's.  Lots of new stories coming up.


key words: service dog, Team Tux, medical alert, cortisol detection