Meet Shannon Locke, 23, she suffers from severe epilepsy and her dog, Poppy, that can sense when she is about to have a seizure.
Her dog Poppy becomes distressed and warns Shannon by pressing her paw on her, then licks Shannon’s mouth to prevent her choking on excessive saliva.
We all have hear the quote that the dog is a man’s best friend but for Shannon Locke, whose dog saved her life when she had an epileptic fit, the old adage is a lot more poignant.
The 23-year-old, from County Down, Northern Ireland, has shared a video showing the incredible moment her Labrador Poppy warned her that she was about to have an epileptic fit – and then saved her life.
You will see amazing video that Shannon filmed the whole scene after two-year-old Poppy’s sixth sense alerted her owner she was about to have a fit – and the video has been watched millions of times since.
Poppy sensed the fit 15 minutes before it took hold. Thanks to the warning, Shannon then turned on her camera and lay in a safe position on her back on the bed.
Poppy can then be seen clearing Shannon’s airways by licking her owner’s mouth to prevent her choking on excessive saliva.
She also helps Shannon ‘come around quicker’ after the episode.
Sharing the video on Facebook, Shannon wrote: ‘I’ve thought long and hard about posting this as it’s incredibly embarrassing… But this is epilepsy.
Scientists are so fascinated by Poppy’s abilities that they are being studied at Queen’s University in Belfast, where researchers are carrying out a ground-breaking study looking into how dogs like Poppy could be used to help epilepsy sufferers throughout the world.
Take a look of this amazing moment:
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