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Marine veteran says dog sniffed out cancer 3 times

The Siberian husky, similar to the one pictured above, came to live with Herfel as a 9-month-old pup.
The Siberian husky, similar to the one pictured above, came to live with Herfel as a 9-month-old pup.

A Marine veteran is crediting the Siberian husky she inherited from her Air Force son in 2011 with helping to save her life after the dog sniffed out ovarian cancer three times. Stephanie Herfel, of Wisconsin, told the Journal Sentinel that it first happened in 2013 when the dog, named Sierra, began acting strangely around her.

“She put her nose on my lower belly and sniffed so intently that I thought I spilled something on my clothes,” Herfel, who had been experiencing abdominal pain, told the news outlet. “She did it a second and then a third time. After the third time, Sierra went and hid. I mean hid.”

Day 28 of Thanksgiving:

With the dog cowering in the closet, Herfel made her way to the emergency room where she…


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