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Service Dogs and Autistic Children – Pet Tip 253

Dogs help humans in so many ways. They help with companionship, with tasks that they carry out for us and sometimes they help make every day living much easier. Perhaps the best demonstration of this fact is when dogs help people with disabilities. Many of us have seen dogs helping blind people and many have heard of dogs that feel when a seizure in an epileptic person is about to occur and then protect them from injury. Dogs can also help aid autistic children and parents of autistic children in many ways as well. Recent studies suggest that the prevalence of autistic children in Canada may be 1 in 165 children or higher. Therefore, many people may well personally know of an autistic child in their extended family, or know of friends or acquaintances that have an autistic child. So how can dogs help these autistic children?

The National Service Dogs (NSD) organization in Ontario Canada, is one of the best organizations that specifically help train dogs to make the lives of autistic children better. You might be wondering how a service dog can be useful to autistic children

Owner:
Jill Wheeler
City:
Buckeye
Province, Country:
AZ, United States
Type/Breed:
Cat
Date of Birth:
06-25-04
Date of Death
04-26-05
Sex:
Female
Height:
Not Provided
Weight:
7.7
Coat Colour:
gray
Eye Colour:
green

Addison was so affectionate.  She loved my husbad to pieces!!  She couldn't get enough of him.  He, who wasnt even a cat person to begin with, was charmed by our little furry friend!  She was my baby!  She was definately a "Daddy's girl".   Her sister Gracey will be lonely without her.  Addison was funny, sweet and loved to play!  She got sick suddenly and died last night.  She will be missed!  We are beside our selves wondering what it was that made her so sick.  The vet does not know either.  We took her to the vet last week because she just didn't seem right to us.  She was acting funny and really kind of sad looking.  He said her temp was fine, she looked healthy and just to watch her.  She only got worse throughout the next few days.  So, we took her back in 7 days later and she died that night.  I feel so bad!  Like she was trying to tell me she was sick!  My heart goes out to Gracey now, left without her sister and Best friend!  I love you Addy!  Daddy loves you too!  We will miss you always!  God Bless you!

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