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Pet parent Tina, who deals with epileptic seizures, tells The Doctors she was filming a treat-training video of her amazing dog Max, when he began to jump up and started to smell around her. She says she thought she was feeling okay and did not realize she was about to have a seizure.
The German shepherd continued to circle Tina and wedged himself between his owner and the floor and nuzzled his way under Tina's head to keep her from injuring herself.
"I was just amazed," she says. Even more amazing is Max has been able to alert Tina to seizures without even being formally trained. She says by the time Max was just 3 months he was able to seizure-alert on his own. Tina explains that on his own Max would follow her, nudge her, bark, or begin to whine as a seizure began -- and he was able to detect episodes that Tina was not even aware were coming on.
"He gives me so much comfort... I have definitely been blessed with him," Tina says of her dog. After realizing Max's gift, Tina says she began to formally train him as a service dog.
Executive director of The Service Dog Connection Kelly Sosa explains that sweat samples of someone when they are having a seizure and samples of when they are not having a seizure are used to train the animals to detect the unique chemical differences that occur in the body during an incident.
Kelly says dogs are likely able to notice small details and behavior cues like changes in breathing or someone beginning to fall or zone out as well.
See more of Max, who Tina calls an "epilepsy warrior" on TikTok.