Published On: Sat, Apr 29th, 2017

OMG! Service Dogs Can Perform Several Jobs In Health Industry (Part I)

Service dogs are also called as working dogs. They are specially trained to perform some jobs and in the health or medical industry the animals are highly in demand. Let’s find out why.

Diabetes

Some dogs are trained in such a way that they can know low or high blood sugar levels of the owners. They respond amid such situation with diabetes kit and prevent need of emergency medical help and as an aftermath medical cost is reduced. It is not clearly known how the dogs can understand the spikes and dips in blood sugar levels and researchers suggest it can be through the smell of sweat or breath of the owner. With the help of such service dogs a diabetic person can stay independent and enjoy good quality life.

OMG! Service Dogs Can Perform Several Jobs In Health Industry

Epilepsy

Specially trained dogs can stand as guard to the owner and seek out help if the person is having a seizure. They offer physical support too when the owner lack balance. It is also learned in some cases the dogs can even predict seizures and can warn the person before the condition happens. However, it is not confirmed the dogs can predict seizures every time.

Physical disabilities

Several service dogs help the owner who is physically disable in performing routine tasks like turning on or off the lights, pressing the elevator buttons, opening doors, pick up items from the floor, carry objects, pulling wheelchairs and alert people when human help is needed.

OMG! Service Dogs Can Perform Several Jobs In Health Industry (Part II)

About the Author

- Paul Linus is an eminent online journalist who has been writing news, features and editorials on different websites from across the world for about a decade.

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