Medical Detection Dogs

Founded in 2008, Unique Employment are pleased to give support to the Medical Dogs charity to support their important work.
Medical Detection Dogs works with the powerful scenting ability of dogs to help detect disease or assist with managing life-threatening conditions.

It has two main arms bio detection dogs and medical alert assistance dogs

Our Bio detection dogs are trained to detect the minute odours associated with many cancers and other diseases. This pioneering work could help scientists and medics develop faster, cheaper, non-invasive methods of diagnosis that could impact upon thousands of lives

Working in conjunction with oncologists, scientists and NHS Trusts, we are continuing studies into the detection of breast and urological caners and have published several scientific papers about our work.

In addition, we are exploring the dogs’ ability to detect other cancers and diseases including: colorectal cancer, Parkinson’s disease, malaria and animal cancers.
Our Medical alert assistance dogs support individuals with complex health conditions who often have no awareness of an impending life-threatening medical event.
Using their amazing sense of smell, dogs can be trained to identify minute odour changes emitted prior to an emergency and alert the person to take preventative action.
Our dogs are currently working for people with:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Addisons disease (low steroid levels)
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)
  • Pain seizures & non epileptic seizures
  • Severe nut allergies

By assisting individuals with their conditions, our dogs help reduce paramedic call outs and hospital admissions; giving people and their families greater confidence and independence, enabling them to lead a full and happy life.
For more information about this amazing charity please visit:
The charity receives no government funding and relies entirely on charitable donations.