Monday, July 21, 2014

Diabetics are Happier and Healthier with a Service Dog

Canine constant companion dogs can be trained to alert people with diabetes of pending problems. These canine advocates are able to alert people when blood sugar is off even before they may know.  It helps remove worries such as collapsing before an insulin injection, or suffering a coma while asleep.

A canine constant companion is a highly trained dog that lives and travels with a diabetic person.  The dog alleviates some of the associated worry from the peaks and valleys.

Each dog is valued at about $30,000, however the recipients usually do not pay that high amount.  The dogs are extensively trained, and only a handful of facilities train such dogs. Dogs4Diabetics is one of those facilities.  Currently, they have placed 85 dogs with several more scheduled.  Applicants go through a month long process to get a dog, and most only pay a $150 application fee.

Although, service dogs are not for everyone, for those they serve, it's a great relationship both medically and psychologically.

+Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian +Julian Peckich DVM understand the importance of keeping a service dog in peak health.  It would the the animal clinic's great pleasure to welcome service dogs to the veterinarian practice.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Weddings Are Now Including the Family Dog

More and more, weddings are including the family dog. It's a joyous occasion, so why not include everyone you love. Don't worry about others, it's your day, so make it your way!
You're Looking at the Best Man!

Statistics show that couples are waiting longer and longer to get married, and many already have a dog.  So, when a wedding takes place, it's hard not to include them.

Let's take a look what's happening at the weddings.

Many dogs are dressed in couture to match the wedding.

Many dogs are now the ring bearers, and walk down the isle.

A Few Tips to help the wedding run smoother.

Hire a dog sitters for the rehearsal dinner and day of the wedding. It'll help everything run smoother.

The dog sitter should feed the dog early in the day to lessen the likelihood of a bathroom disaster. 

The dog sitter should take the dog out for a long walk to released energy early in the day. 

Remember, not every dog is wedding material, especially those suffering anxiety, aggression or phobias. Perhaps having him in a few pictures could suffice.

+Marietta Vet Clinic and Marietta veterinarian +Julian Peckich welcome new patients to the animal clinic.  Seeing both dogs and cats at the Marietta location for spay and neuter, well care, pet vaccinations, sick pet care, in-home euthanasia, general wellness exams, medical relief for sick animals, spay and neuter clinic, pet teeth cleaning.  Appointments available.