Did you know that dogs can detect cancer? As if we needed another reason to love them, right? Our animals are always trying to tell us something and it’s often easy to miss the cues or misinterpret changes in behaviour. Just ask Maureen. She knew her dog, Max, was behaving very unlike himself, but she wasn’t quite sure why. Maureen logically concluded that Max’s sudden change in behaviour might signify that he was in his final stage of life. Although it seemed to fit all the tick boxes – old age, check; lethargy and depression, check – something didn’t quite feel right. Maureen followed her gut and thank goodness she did because listening to her dog and her own intuition saved her life.