So, you’re looking for a lovable family companion. Retrievers are some of the most popular breeds in and make a good choice. But how do you choose between a Labrador or a Golden? They’re both incredibly similar, sharing intelligence, athleticism, and a goofy personality that dog lovers love!
Let’s find out what these two amazing retriever breeds have in common and their difference and decide which breed might be best for your home.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 10 American adults has diabetes. The CDC estimates that If trends continue, that figure is expected to double or triple by 2050.
Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to a myriad of serious complications. It can cause damage to small and large blood vessels and organs. This can often lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, and eye disease, among other often serious complications.
Our best friend, the dog, has always maintained a special intuition into the needs of his people with some recent studies suggesting that the dog played a key role in modern humans becoming the sole human species beating out other hominids, such as the Neanderthals. This virtuous circle of cooperation saw humans and their canine friends get stronger, together, over time. A topic we look forward to covering in a future video.
The days of requiring our friend to help us hunt are long gone, but he still retains his close bond with us. A bond, that when properly harnessed, can help us battle a crippling disease. Let’s find out how these Diabetic Service Dogs, often called Diabetic Alert Dogs, are assisting as we fight a growing foe.
An estimated 3.6 million people over the age of 15 in the US use a wheelchair to assist with mobility and an additional 11.6 million use a device such as walkers, crutches, and canes to get around, according to DisabledWorld.com.
Our friend, the dog, has always been with us to help tend to our needs and he has certainly been of great assistance in his role as a Service Dog. In this role, the Mobility Assistance Dog increases the independence of a person who uses a wheelchair, has trouble standing, or walking. Let’s check out what he’s doing and which breeds are excelling at it.
While many of us equate Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with military service, according to the US National Institute of Health, at any given time 24.4 million people or approximately 8% of the US population have PTSD. To put that into perspective, that’s equal to the entire population of Texas. And, it can develop at any age, including childhood. Our canine companions are not new to helping us with our needs and have once again stepped up, helping us to cope with the feelings of fear and lack of control brought on by PTSD.
According to the World Health Organization, there are an estimated 39 million people that are blind worldwide. Of that, an estimated 1.5 million children under the age of 15 are irreversibly blind. Throughout human history, when man had a need, there’s been a dog there to offer a solution. In many cases, guide dogs offer a life changing experience for the sightless among us.
A 2013 study suggests that 1 in 45 children aged 3-17 have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and in 2014 the US Center for Disease Control estimated that 3.5 million Americans live with an ASD. Most likely due to better diagnosis techniques, the prevalence of ASD in US children increased nearly 120 percent over the 10-year span from 2000 to 2010. And, as always, man has turned to his best friend for assistance and the dog has unique qualities that make him great for new his role.