Bessie the dog sniffed out our daughter's life-threatening disease
Man's best friend can be loyal, obedient, loving - but is your dog a life saver? Border Collie Bessie certainly is - she alerted toddler Philippa Wood’s family to their daughter’s life-threatening disease, when she began acting strangely around the two year old. She refused to leave the youngster’s side for a second, prompting the family to seek medical help.
Phillipa was found to have acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and is about to embark on her second round of aggressive chemo. Philippa, her parents Phil and Paula and their hero Border Collie Bessie join us alongside the CEO of Medical Detection Dogs, Dr Claire Guest.