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Beastie Bonds

Loyalty is a Two-Way Street

Jan 20, 2023

I don't know about you, but some of my favorite smells include the smell of fresh-brewed coffee in the morning, and baking bread.

But, did you know that dogs have smell receptors that are 10,000-100,000x more accurate than a humans’? This means they can smell things we can't possibly perceive. On this episode, my guest Rosee Douthett, shares an incredible story about her husband Jerry, and their dog Kiko. Maybe a fortunate combination of love and science explain how Kiko's gastric predilections saved Jerry's life....

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Episode Sources and Additional Information about Rosee, Jerry & Kiko, as well as Diabetes Alert Dogs


Rosee and Jerry on CNN:

From Wood TV8:


News Articles:



A narrative journal review of diabetes alert dogs:

Supporting the work of diabetes alert dogs:

Dogs can be trained to detect hypoglycemia in Type 1 diabetes patients:


Beastie Bonds Theme:

King James by Ghost Beatz, Royalty-free Library

Episode Theme Music includes:

Playing Games by Cody Martin, Royalty-free Library

Never Be The Same by Shells By The Sea, Royalty-free Library