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Old November 22nd, 2013, 02:07 PM
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This is a good one - Should service dogs be allowed in the ER?

Very curious as to what people think about this.

PTSD service dogs not welcomed at Dartmouth ER (Emergency Room)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s...ners-1.2429261
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 04:21 PM
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Being in an ER can be stressful to people that do not have PTSD , if a person has PTSD and is in a room filled strange people and sounds and having medicals issues at the same time they'll need to have their dog with them for support. I could take my hearing dog to the ER and DR. office and lab to get blood test. I could not take him into operating room . I had doctors ask me if they could pet my dog and I would let them . The Dr. where men and after petting Finlay for a few minutes they would get up and say they feel better. I would tell the DR. "I will be sending you a bill."
After my dog dies I went to have some blood tests and the first thing the nurses asked me "Where was my dog?" Not "How are you" They wanted pet my dog. There a book called ' Until Tuesday' and it's about the vet and this PTSD dog.
It's written by Luis Carlos Montalvan
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 09:05 AM
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Might check out that book BD.

It's definitely a tough call to make - The OR (Operating room) would be out of the question to my mind for obvious sterility issues.

But if he had this dog because of an issue or disability as he does...I think they should allow dogs in. If they allow guide-dogs in the ER then they definitely should allow PTSD dogs.

BUT. What constitutes a PTSD dog, this is not well outlined in the article. I'm be really curious on that one actually. I mean I have fairly good faith that certified guide dogs don't get out of line too often. - but I don't know what agency governs PTSD dogs.

That said, imo if these dogs are known to be safe and this Veteran was given one to treat an illness - then he should be given some respect for goodness sake. And he should probably sue the hospital or make a big deal about this. For his sake and for other people. As far as I know PTSD is a recognized and debilitating disorder and the hospital should show some compassion. And this Veteran has rights, and likely a lot of dog loving people who support him.
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Old November 23rd, 2013, 03:43 PM
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Might check out that book BD.

It's definitely a tough call to make - The OR (Operating room) would be out of the question to my mind for obvious sterility issues.

But if he had this dog because of an issue or disability as he does...I think they should allow dogs in. If they allow guide-dogs in the ER then they definitely should allow PTSD dogs.

BUT. What constitutes a PTSD dog, this is not well outlined in the article. I'm be really curious on that one actually. I mean I have fairly good faith that certified guide dogs don't get out of line too often. - but I don't know what agency governs PTSD dogs.

That said, imo if these dogs are known to be safe and this Veteran was given one to treat an illness - then he should be given some respect for goodness sake. And he should probably sue the hospital or make a big deal about this. For his sake and for other people. As far as I know PTSD is a recognized and debilitating disorder and the hospital should show some compassion. And this Veteran has rights, and likely a lot of dog loving people who support him.

One of the problem of having a service dog for
disability that can't been seen made it hard for people think a person really needs their dog. I met a guy that was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam war . The guy would black out with no warning and his dog was trained to let the guy know this was about to happen . The guy looked like a picture of health so people did not think he needed to have his dog with at all time. P. I can't believe that ER would not let the vet have his dog with him . I would think of all places a hospital would understand more about PTSD and how a PTSD dog help their owner. If you can you should read the book , I found it very interesting. My hearing dog was certified , people would come up to me in a store and say " My dog is better behave than a lot of kids in the store."



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4dz5KSYbTs


This is a utube of the vet and dog in the book 'Until Tuesday. ' Tuesday is the dog name.
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