They say a dog is a man’s best friend — but for epilepsy sufferer Peter Hunter, they are a life-line.
Mr Hunter’s four beloved dogs Buster, Lucky, Jet and Sam are like any other pooches.
They love being taken out for walks and having treats, but they also play a more vital role in their owner’s life.
Mr Hunter, of Slaidburn Avenue, Breightmet, has had severe epilepsy all his life and can have up to 20 seizures a week.
His dogs are not specially trained to detect his illness but the 49-year-old said they intuitively know when he is having a seizure.