Service dogs are specially bred for the ideal temperament and health needed to work beside and enhance independence for people with disabilities. The specialized dogs respond to more than 40 commands, doing everything from picking up items to opening doors. These essential tasks give individuals the help they need, but one of the greatest contributions … Continue reading Service dog proves to be the perfect sidekick for girl with cerebral palsy
Here’s a sampling of health news articles in Texas and beyond: Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulances currently race to all emergencies with lights and sirens blaring. So if you need paramedics for a sprained ankle, you’ll likely get the same response as if you suffered a heart attack or a gunshot wound. That could change soon, as … Continue reading Health news headlines for Friday, July 25, 2014
Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, and for good reason. The furry friends have a way of turning a frown upside down faster than you can say, “Go fetch!” They have an innate ability to warm the heart, so it only makes sense that these canine companions be incorporated into our healing processes. … Continue reading Animal Assisted Therapy: Patient Care Courtesy of Canines
It’s 5:45 pm on a crisp late winter day, and I’m walking my dog. In reality, the dog is walking me since I’m just bobbing along behind her as she pulls and sniffs for squirrels along a wooded nature path. Curly Sue, a dog of questionable heritage, just knows there’s a critter lurking in the … Continue reading Could walking your dog improve your health?