A celebrity “doggy doctor” has given students and health professionals at Moray College a lesson on the risk of diabetes.
Magic was in Elgin to raise awareness of his “super glucose sniffing skills” and the importance of diagnosing and treating the condition early.
The dog was accompanied to the college event held last night by his owner Claire Moon who has Type 1 diabetes.
The super dog was a hit during his last visit in March and since then AccuNostics chief executive officer Giles Hamilton has been “inundated” with requests from local people wanting to know how they could get a ‘magic dog’ of their own.
AccuNostics, the Forres-based medical detection diagnosis company, has been fundraising since then to sponsor a dog for someone in Moray to call their own.
Mr Hamilton added: “It costs £11,200 to train these dogs which is why we’re working so hard to raise the profile of the charity.”
From the AccuNostics head office, Mr Hamilton said: “We brought Magic here a few months ago, and put him in front of an audience of business leaders and healthcare professionals. He went down a storm that day. Since then, we’ve kept a close relationship with him and Medical Detection Dogs because like us, they believe more needs to be done to raise awareness of diabetes.”
Dr Claire Guest, founder and CEO of Medical Detection Dogs, said: “We were so overwhelmed by the response from AccuNostics and the people in Moray when we were there in March. Magic and Claire loved showing what he could do. It’s amazing how the public have reacted to him.”