Dogs Can Smell When an Epileptic Seizure is About to Begin, Finds a Study

Dogs may be able to help those struggling with epileptic seizures, according to new research.

A study published in Scientific Reports found dogs can be trained to detect a smell that is linked to epileptic seizures. Researchers say all the dogs they trained were able to discriminate a seizure odor.

The study’s authors say their results show for the first time that there is a seizure-specific odor across individuals and types of seizures.

Researchers say the study shows the potential for dogs to help those who suffer from epileptic seizures.