Here's to our dog heroes

SuperDog vitamins is here to champion dogs and the amazing role that they play in our lives. Whether they’ve detected cancer, sniffed out sepsis or merely been there to welcome us home after a tough day at work, it’s clear they’re always here for us. Where would we be without our super dogs?

Introducing the nation’s top super dog stories




These five dogs have all got an extraordinary talent, with one pup able to surf while another ‘sniffed out’ their owner’s sepsis.

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of dog owners would be lost without their dog


Karen and Louie, a mastiff and Staffordshire bull terrier cross

Rescue dog Louie, alerted owner Karen Ethier, to a lump which turned out to be aggressive breast cancer.

The pooch, who had a leg amputated due to neglect from a previous owner, kept ‘headbutting and nuzzling’ Karen’s chest.

She was later diagnosed with stage three triple breast cancer, and underwent intense chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery - which caused hair loss and painful side effects like blistering skin and nerve damage.

Karen, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I found a lump - Louie was trying to warn me the whole time.”

“Louie is incredibly loyal and he knew when I was feeling down or sick from treatment.”

Karen, Cirencester, Gloucestershire


of dog owners credit their dog for having a positive impact on their mental health with their pooch making them smile five times a day


Kirstie and Scooter, a Poodle mix

Seven-year-old Scooter, a Poodle mix has a blue Mohican and can SURF...

The rescue dog was trained to visit stroke patients and people receiving end of life care, but with no space for him at the pound, staff were faced with putting him down.

But Kirstie Coy-Martin, 48, a Met Police officer, struggling with PTSD after years on horrific child abuse cases, decided to adopt him.

The keen surfer, from Bracklesham Bay, in West Sussex, discovered pets can be trained as surf therapy dogs to support war veterans, so worked with Scotter to get him used to the board with treats and cuddles, before progressing to dog paddling pools and shallow water.

She said: “We get stopped quite a lot for photos. That’s what he’s there for, to make people smile.”

“Being in the water is my happy and safe space and it's scientifically proven that surf therapy can help people with PTSD and other mental health issues.”

Kirstie Coy-Martin, a Met Police officer


Levi and Chico, A Yorkshire Terrier

Chico, a 13-year-old Yorkshire terrier, saved his owner’s life by ‘smelling’ the sepsis she developed from third degree burns after a bad reaction to hair dye.

Levi Carter, 23, visited a hair salon to go from brunette to blonde, but after the peroxide bleach was applied, she claims her scalp started to burn and it was 'smoking' - before the stylist quickly washed it off.

She was treated for third-degree burns, but after returning home from hospital, the pooch wouldn’t leave her alone and refused to settle, sniffing around the wounds on her head.

Levi, from Lincolnshire, said: "I only went back into the hospital because my dog wouldn't leave me alone - he must have smelt the infection.”

“If I left it any longer then who knows what would have happened - I might not be here. Chico saved my life.”

Levi Carter, 23, Lincolnshire

One in three claim their dog has a special talent

consider their pet to be a hero

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