Food allergies and your dog

My second service dog, Morgan, really suffered from allergies. How common are food allergies in the canine population? Experts think that from 10 to 20 percent of all dogs are affected at some point during their life. Signs of food allergies can be itching, gastrointestinal problems, or both. Occasionally dogs can have seizures and arthritis. These symptoms do not appear …

Canine Lifetime Health Project

I am always interested in new studies that can support my assistance dog’s overall health and well-being. The Morris Animal Foundation has started a huge new project which will study dogs over the course of their lives in an effort to learn how to prevent and treat diseases facing dogs. Just as the Framingham Heart study observed people through their …

Going Green – Reducing your Assistance Dog’s Carbon Pawprint

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine had a great article recently on “going green” with your dog. If you are trying to reduce your own carbon footprint and go green, think about how a few simple steps can help you reduce your assistance dog’s impact on the earth as well. Hope you enjoy this synopsis of their points. Feed your …