More than five million Americans take insulin for the treatment of diabetes. For these millions failure to maintain a proper blood sugar level can lead to hypoglycemia that can result in a range of serious complications such as loss of consciousness, coma and even death. Dogs4Diabetics (D4D) is a
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‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Copyright 1996 Jenine Stanley ‘Twas the night before Christmas and the kennels were still, with most dogs now asleep having eaten their fill. The Labradors sprawled out, quite snug in their beds, while visions of ANYTHING edible danced in
Written by Dr. Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD Requirements of a detection dog: fervent, keen, driven. Certain canine breeds have these natural instincts. And if there’s one thing experts will tell you about training detection dogs, it’s that these traits cannot be compromised. At the Penn
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com A 7-year old Massachusetts boy has been unable to attend the first grade since his school district has refused to make accommodations for the boy’s service dog. Austin has a brain malformation that causes him to have
You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone around that hasn’t read the acclaimed bestselling children’s book, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, or any of the other books in the “If You Give A…” series which have sold over 17 million copies worldwide. You’d think that
It’s no secret that dogs have amazing olfactories. From those trained in search and rescue, to sniffing out cancers, to detecting bed bugs, or simply just knowing you’ve got treats tucked somewhere in those grocery bags, the canine nose is something to marvel at.
A ‘Service Dog Team’ is used to describe a service dog, that has been trained to meet specific disability-related needs, and the handler/owner for which the dog has been trained to assist. Legitimate service dogs are trained for hundreds of hours and can perform
We’re all familiar with drug-sniffing dogs, seeing-eye dogs, and search and rescue dogs – but there are quite a few medical contributions from dogs that might surprise you! From seizure and pregnancy detection to sniffing out cancer, these medically trained dogs are amazing. In
Two years ago, 24-year old Amy Kaplan suffered a traumatic brain injury. Now, she relies on her service dog, a Husky named Zero, to perform a variety of tasks. Although an identification vest is not required by law, Kaplan normally uses one for Zero.
On August 19, 1960 – just over 54 years ago, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 5 into space. On board were 40 mice, 2 rats, a rabbit, several fruit flies, some plants, and two very special dogs. Belka and Strelka were the first animals to enter
Wyoming police officer, Zachary Miller was a four-year veteran of the Mills Police Department and a previous Officer of the Year winner when he left his partner, a narcotics-sniffing Black Labrador named Nyx, in the back of his patrol car while he went inside the