O Shanny what fab picture! I have 3 springer spaniels and 3 indoor Burmese cats, never never would they
chill out like yours have.
chill out like yours have.
What breed are you working with?I have a diabetic service dog. We got him from another family whose son is diabetic but doesn't need him because he is so young and on the pump. I trained him myself with the help of a lady from Easter Seals who GIVES these dogs away to people in need. So before you look at these big companies that are gonna charge you thousands for something you need, see what else is available. Service dogs require no form of identification here in the states so people have to take your word and if they discriminate against you in any way, you are allowed to file lawsuit. Anyway, but before you buy a service dog, check around, especially Easter Seal, to see if there is a free option.
What a cutie pie!!Being a Registered ANKC Toy and Standard Poodle At first I didnt know I was a diabetic.
Rustie is a Toy Poodle and Rosie is a Standard poodle.
I have both of them since 4 to 5 yrs ago, they never lick my hands or face because I didnt like that. Early Last yr..Rustie and Rosie started to lick my hands, feet and my face and when I told them to stop, they did but carry on again later.
They both started to lick me like last year ever since .. but i didnt know or never realise it or think about it..
Last month, I wasn't feeling too well and start coughing for few weeks.. I thought it was my Ciggs but then when i cough out some blood.. I got worried about if I got lung Cancer from my smoking (40 to 50 sticks a day)...
Went to see a GP to check it out and have a Chest Xray.. Got the films and went back to the GP.. Everything is fine with my chest xray but my BP was shooting up to 146 / 97... So He ask me if I want to do a blood test..
My Blood test came back found out i got diabetes T2, high cholesterol & hypertension!! After I got diagnose DT2, I realise out that my dog licks me because my sugar level was high.. So now I realise what my dog was warning me since early last year 2010..
Nowadays if my sugar level is high, they will lick my hands and feet and i will go and test it.. REALLY IT IS!!
How Smart are these dogs???? (they didnt go to proper training)
PS: My Avatar is Rustie and Rosie is below Photo!
In my research, I have often found labs involved as diabetic alert dogs.D4Hope, he is a 7th generation miniature Labradoodle
Hey stripes, have you ever thought of getting a continuous glucose monitor (CGM)? It would alert you when you were going low. One of the moderators on this forum, Richard157 has a CGM and he says that it has really helped him out. I am sure there are dogs for alerting people with diabetes. Dogs are very smart and help many with handicaps.