Dog keeps sniffing her nose so she goes to a Dr. Almost faints when he says dog saved her life
Lauren Gauthier has spent most of her adult life rescuing abused and neglected animals. She never realized one would end up saving her life.
Gauthier started a foundation called Magic's Mission Beagle and Hound Rescue and formed an exceptional bond with a coonhound who only had one eye.
As reported by Good Inside Us, the dog was abandoned at a shelter in Kentucky. Gauthier fell in love with the pup and named her Victoria.
Victoria could sense when Gauthier was having a bad day and would cheer her up. One day, however, she realized that Victoria wasn't herself.
Victoria loved to sleep on Gauthier's lap. Instead of snuggling up peacefully next to her owner, the dog was persistently sniffing at Gauthier's nose.
"She senses when I’m upset or stressed. Hounds have a keen sense of smell, but I never thought that I would personally benefit from it!"
Lauren Gauthier, Good Inside Us, March 21, 2018.
Upon further examination, Gauthier noticed a small red spot on her nose, but she didn't pay much attention to it at first.
After a few days of Victoria sniffing at the spot, Gauthier decided to visit her doctor. Tests were conducted, and she couldn't believe the results.
The doctors had terrible news for Gauthier. The small red dot was a type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma.
Thankfully, it was diagnosed in time, and doctors were able to remove the cancerous cells without significant complications.
The surgery scarred her, but if Gauthier had ignored the condition, she could have risked further disfigurement, and the situation could have proved to be fatal.
Gauthier said she used a tanning bed quite frequently and believes the carcinoma was due to the constant use. She advised teenagers to steer clear of tanning beds.