Pets Sensing human illness?
Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:43 PM
I know for fact that both of my cats sense extreme high blood sugar in me. Yes, I have type 2 diabetes.
My cats will literally pounce on me and start whining until I check my blood sugar. Each time they've done this, my blood sugar was quite high 225 or higher. It's normally below 125. They ONLY do this when I'm having a high.
I've also heard of dogs sensing epilepsy and other medical issues.
Anyone have experience with this or know of any other studies?
Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:52 PM
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 08:15 PM
My point, yes animals can definately tell...
Posted 11 April 2008 - 08:17 PM
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 11:03 PM
Thanks for participating in this thread. Let's keep this one going strong.
Posted 12 April 2008 - 12:23 AM
Anyhow, went to the doc's for a checkup and to make a long story a little shorter, it was discovered that I had a tennis ball size tumor on my left ovary.
She never did that behavior again. Do I think she knew? Yes.
Posted 12 April 2008 - 05:13 AM
My Dad moved in with me & my family shortly after Christmas & the other cat (Tigger) will follow him around all day long when my Dad has episodes with his heart. We have to give him a Nitris (sp?) pill under his tongue, then wait 15 minutes & give him another one. Tigger will follow him around all day, so we keep an extra eye out for Dad when Tigger plays like a "little shadow".
Posted 12 April 2008 - 12:00 PM
Last night I was battling the insomnia monster and I gave up trying to fall asleep and resorted to Solitare on my laptop.... Around 3:30 am Stella came up from behind my lap top and actually CLOSED it... Then meowed and head butted me in the face, until I rolled over on my sleeping side with the body pillow to snuggle. Then she gave me her "message" (kneaded my shoulded and trachea...) and spooned and purred till we both fell asleep. But I thought that was cute that she cut me off of Solitare....
Posted 12 April 2008 - 11:01 PM
A few months ago, Jack jumped up on her brother-in-law and kept going to his chest. It was diagnosed a month later that the man had lung cancer.
Animals are so in tune with our energy they can feel the shift. We just have to be observant when they start behaving differently. It could save our lives.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:11 AM
I didn't eat enough carbohydrates today, and went to the Renaissance Faire. My activity level increased 100%, yet I didn't eat enough to compensate.
Needless to say I got ill and had to be escorted to First Aid - right in front of all my friends... When they released me to go home (and I had to promise to go straight home), as soon as I got into comfy clothes, my cats both jumped on me and started grooming my face and hair. They were quite agitated. I checked my blood sugar and it was 65... Scary stuff - and that was AFTER eating hard candy, a banana and a glass of gatorade.
It's now up to 106, and I'm doing better. They decided that my sleeping husband makes for a more comfortable bed than my lap.
Animals really do have a keener sense of smell than we do, and I think that the illnesses they pick up on do carry a particular scent they find disturbing enough to warn us about.
Thanks everyone for contributing to this thread. I'm really enjoying reading about your experiences.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:48 PM
In my experience, cats are especially in tune with the human bio-energy field and healing energies. At the house where our Reiki group practiced, the cats would not stay away from the massage table. The cats would sleep under the table or climb on us and go to spots on a person's body that needed healing.
My bratzilla cat knows when my guts are messed up with "phantom appendix" pain. (Seriously, internal scar tissue hurts). She very lovingly, sadistically, climbs on my belly, turns in a circle to get comfy, and knits, knits, knits her front paws right on the most pianful spot until the rebound pain makes me mad and I throw her out of bed.
You gotta love cats.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:58 AM
I used to joke with my oldest cat, Cuddlebug that she's so spoiled that there must be an expiration date on one of her legs somewhere. Well, sadly last February that expiration date came. I do see her often, usually up to the same antics when she was alive. She also sensed when my blood sugar went high. She took care of me when I was sick, often becoming a pillow for me - allowing me to lie down on her belly and fall asleep to the rhythmic purring. I miss that old girl.
I'm so glad this thread struck a chord with so many others here in the village. Animals of all kind are awesome, especially those who willingly come to us as pets. I don't think they're with us by accident. I think we're all meant to share our lives with these amazing creatures for a reason. What that reason is exactly, I don't know. I'm just glad to have them in my life.
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