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Incredible footage captures the work of a seizure alert dog

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Incredible footage captures the work of a seizure alert dog Incredible footage captures the work of a seizure alert dog Incredible footage captures the work of a seizure alert dog Woman with epilepsy films incredible moment her DOG warned her she was about to have a seizure and then saved her life Shannon Locke, 23, suffers from severe epilepsy Her dog, Poppy, two, can sense when she is about to have a seizure Poppy becomes distressed and warns Shannon by pressing her paw on her She then licks Shannon's mouth to prevent her choking on excessive saliva Shannon was able to film whole scene after Poppy warned her of fit Scientists are so fascinated by Poppy's abilities that they are being studied By Bianca London for MailOnline Published: 11:13 GMT, 27 August 2015 | Updated: 11:15 GMT, 27 August 2015 View comments They say dog is a man's best friend but for Shannon Locke, whose dog saved her life when she had an epileptic fit, the old adage is a lot more poignant. The 23-year-old, from County Down, Northern Ireland, has shared a video showing the incredible moment her Labrador Poppy warned her that she was about to have an epileptic fit - and then saved her life. Shannon filmed the whole scene after two-year-old Poppy's sixth sense alerted her owner she was about to have a fit - and the video has been watched millions of times since. Shannon Locke's dog Poppy's sixth sense alerted her owner that she was about to have an epileptic fit. Shannon, 23, had enough time to set up a camera and capture the scene on film, which sees Poppy bringing Shannon out of a seizure by ensuring her airways are clear +5 Shannon Locke's dog Poppy's sixth sense alerted her owner that she was about to have an epileptic fit. Shannon, 23, had enough time to set up a camera and capture the scene on film, which sees Poppy bringing Shannon out of a seizure by ensuring her airways are clear Poppy sensed the fit 15 minutes before it took hold. Thanks to the warning, Shannon then turned on her camera and lay in a safe position on her back on the bed. Poppy can then be seen clearing Shannon's airways by licking her owner's mouth to prevent her choking on excessive saliva. She also helps Shannon ‘come around quicker’ after the episode. Sharing the video on Facebook, Shannon wrote: 'I've thought long and hard about posting this as it's incredibly embarrassing... But this is epilepsy. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'I didn't want to be "the anorexic girl", I wanted to be... Can breastfeeding control ADHD? Mother says nursing her... Share this article Share 'My gorgeous seizure alert dog Poppy alerted me to this 15 minutes before, which gave me time to set the camera up. Poppy is amazing and not only does she alert me but she brings me out of the post icle stage of a seizure. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3212594/Woman-epilepsy-films-incredible-moment-DOG-warned-seizure-saved-life.html#ixzz3k15ZMZvC Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook