Hollywood actress Shannen Doherty has revealed it was her pet dog that detected her cancer before she was diagnosed.

The 49-year-old who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, told Entertainment Tonight that her German Shepherd Bowie gave her a heads up of sort that something wasn’t right.

She would obsessively sniff right on my right side for a long time before,” Doherty said in a 2016 interview. “So, it made sense when I got diagnosed.”

Doherty went on to say that Bowie didn’t stop there.

“When I got back from surgery, [Bowie] again was kind of right in this area,” she added.

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“Then when I had my first chemo, she would sniff my entire body up and down. And she was always protective before, but she has become this crazy, protective dog. It’s hard to get close to me when she’s around.”

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After going into remission in 2017, Doherty received the second diagnosis of breast cancer a year ago, telling Elle that she was now trying to “treasure all the small moments” in her life.

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