Owning a dog is expensive. It’s as simple as that. When you purchase or adopt a dog, you are promising to take care of him for the rest of his life. Dogs live on average for 13 years – that’s a long time to commit yourself to caring for an animal. Before getting a dog, … Continue reading The cost of owning a dog
Diabetic alert dogs: Life-saving noses! What is a diabetic alert dog? Diabetic alert dogs, also known as hypo alert dogs, are service dogs that have been trained to alert their diabetic owner when their blood sugar levels start to become hypoglycemic. Similar to how a police sniffer dog can detect even the tiniest scent, diabetic … Continue reading Diabetic alert dogs: Life-saving noses!
What is an epilepsy alert dog? An epilepsy alert dog is a service dog that has been specifically trained and placed with an owner who has epilepsy, in order to respond to their seizures. They are also known as ‘seizures dogs’, ‘seizure alert dogs’, ‘epilepsy dogs’, and ‘seizure predicting dogs’, although some of these terminologies … Continue reading The benefits of seizure alert dogs for people with epilepsy
What is PTSD? PTSD stands for ‘post traumatic stress disorder’. It is an anxiety disorder that can occur after a person goes through a traumatic experience, such as serving in the armed forces. Sufferers often feel like their life or the lives of those around them are in danger and need protecting. They can have … Continue reading PTSD Therapy Dogs: Service dogs for veterans
Living with Autism presents a child or adult with everyday difficulties that can make it hard to interact with other people or to live an independent life. The use of Autism service dogs is quickly becoming a popular and effective way to enable those with Autism to interact more with their surroundings and those within … Continue reading Autism Service dogs: How do they help children with Autism?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines service animals as “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities”. These dogs are specially trained to cope with daily situations in public and private, whilst improving the lives of their owners in any number of ways. Claiming that an “ordinary” … Continue reading The Dangers of Fake Service Dogs