Most zombie movies have at least one infected character who hides his or her worsening condition from the rest of the group. S/he gets bitten on the arm and then simply rolls the sleeve down, pretending nothing ever happened. Filmmakers use this device to heighten drama and drive action, but in a real zombie outbreak failure to identify and isolate the sick could mean certain death. Fortunately, your pet can help.
It’s been widely shown that animals perceive subtle changes in the bodies of nearby humans. Dogs are now being used to find cancer and other diseases in humans well before medical science could. Nicholas Broffman of the Pine Street Foundation for Cancer continues:
“Cancer cells emit different metabolic waste products than normal cells, and the differences can be detected by a dog’s keen sense of smell, even in the earliest stages of disease.”
Whats more, evidence suggests that cats are able to predict a person’s death, up to thirty minutes before the actual event, simply by sniffing the air in the room. They can smell changes in organ function that even the most advanced monitoring devices miss.
There’s little question that the transformation caused by a zombie infection could be easily picked up by any number of common and exotic animals. So when the dead rise, pay close attention to your pets. They want to stay alive just as much as you do, and chances are they’re a lot more aware of what’s actually going on.