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.