The behavior of this cat led the owner to doctors, and her life was saved.
Newcastle resident Angela Tinning said her cat diagnosed her with breast cancer early.
The woman admitted that a few years ago her cat Missy began to behave strangely, as soon as the owner went to bed, she stuffed her chest.
She heard sensations, felt pain in her chest and went to the doctors. Precancerous cells were found in her tissues and an operation was performed to remove them.
Two years later, Missy began to do the same. This time, Tinning was without pain, decided to do an examination anyway.
The biopsy revealed that the woman had early-stage breast cancer and was due to undergo a mastectomy, an operation to remove her breasts.
The doctors admitted that if Tinning had not insisted on being examined, the illness could have been ignored for several months.
She nominated her pet for the title of a hero cat in the Cat ofthe Year competition for the British charity Cats Protection.