Medical Detection Dogs

Train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease.

Services provided:

Medical Detection Dogs are a charity that works in partnership with researchers, NHS Trusts and Universities.  Their aim is to train specialist dogs to detect the odour of human disease.

The Medical Alert Dogs are trained to assist individuals who manage complex medical conditions on a day to day basis. Their dogs are taught to identify the odour changes that are associated with certain medical events. For example for someone living with diabetes, hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) or the avoidance of it can be a daily problem. Symptoms can vary from confusion to seizures or comas and be life threatening. Once trained, the Medical Alert Dogs recognise blood sugar levels outside the normal range and warn their owners or get help, before the symptoms are felt.  They will bring their owner any necessary medical supplies such as glucose and blood testing kits. They can also be trained to push alarm buttons.

They also provide alert dogs for those with other very dangerous health conditions including;

  • Addisonian crisis which causes severe pain, convulsions and unconsciousness.
  • Pain seizures which lead to collapse and hospitalisation.
  • Narcolepsy, a malfunction of the sleep/wake regulating system which cause sleep attacks and paralysis.

Medical Detection Dogs continue to investigate other debilitating and potentially fatal conditions which their dogs may have the ability to help. These include severe allergic responses and migraines.

Anyone interested in applying for a Medical Alert Dog or already own a dog that you would like to be considered for Medical Alert training please contact their Client Support Manager Simone Brainch: Telephone 01296 655888 or email






3 Millfield
Greenway Business Park
Winslow Road
Milton Keynes

Phone: 01296 655 888

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