Share this Story

Pet Labrador has an incredible ability to predict seizures

For Cailyn Cox, writing isn't just a hobby, it's her life. Passionate about Hollywood, she makes it her mission to find the most entertaining celebrity gossip for SheKnows readers. And when she's not enthralled in the celeb world, she's ...

Woman's Labrador warns her when she's about to have a seizure so she can get to a safe space

From SheKnows Australia
This pet pooch proves that dogs really are man's best friend — and in this case, a lifesaver, too.

More: Couple replicates traditional newborn photo shoots with pics of their puppy

According to The Belfast Telegraph, Shannon Locke from Bangor in County Down, Northern Ireland, was diagnosed with severe epilepsy after suffering a massive attack when she was 17 years old. At one stage, her attacks were so frequent that, according to the publication, Locke was having up to 20 seizures a day and had to drop out of university.

But luckily for Locke, her Labrador, Poppy, has become a "lifeline" and warns her when she's about to have a seizure.

"I have seizures a couple of times a week and they can be very serious. They can be fatal," Locke told Belfast Live.

More: If you like your dog better than your spouse, you are doing marriage wrong

Now, a video of one of Locke's seizures and how Poppy reacts to them has been uploaded to YouTube. According to the caption, "Poppy gave her owner Shannon 15 mins warning of this seizure starting. Shannon then got herself to a safe place and set her camera."

In the video, Locke can be seen suffering from a crippling seizure, but luckily Poppy is on-hand to "help prevent her choking" by licking the excess saliva. Poppy reportedly also helps her owner "come around quicker".

More: Dalmatian loves her adopted litter of foster kittens (VIDEO)

The YouTube video has already been watched by over 572,000 people and, according to The Belfast Telegraph, Shannon has filmed Poppy in an attempt to raise awareness for the Disability Assistance Dogs charity.

Watch the video below to see Poppy in action.

Tagged in
New in Pets & Animals

And you'll see personalized content just for you whenever you click the My Feed .

SheKnows is making some changes!

b h e a r d !

Welcome to the new SheKnows Community,

where you can share your stories, ideas

and CONNECT with millions of women.

Get Started