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Published on Dec 6, 2019
Doctor dogs are amazing dogs on the cutting edge of medicine. They help keep people safe from a growing variety of physical and mental health issues, often by virtue of their incredible sense of smell. And of course, their bond with the people they love.
This video -- with music by Emmy-winning singer-songwriter Parry Gripp -- features real dogs who detect cancer and Parkinson's in fun research settings, and dogs who alert people to seizures and diabetic lows or highs and other life-threatening physical ailments. Doctor dogs are also helping people with autism, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Other intrepid canines who are protecting people from antibiotic-resistant bugs, and to dogs may one day help keep us safe from epidemic catastrophe.
Their paycheck for their lifesaving work? Heartfelt praise and a tasty treat or favorite toy.
For more on these dogs and the people whose lives they save, pick up a copy of the book, Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine, by New York Times bestselling author Maria Goodavage. It's available on Amazon https://amzn.to/2ZpO65d and other online retailers http://bit.ly/DoctorDogs, as well as bookstores and libraries.
Please share in the comments how your dog is or has been your doctor dog, whether formally trained or just a self-taught doctor dog!
Video of Minha and the black lab sniffing around the "cancer wheel" was supplied by our friends at KNGF Medical Detection Dogs, in the Netherlands.
A huge thank you to Parry Gripp, whose music is so much fun, for supplying us with this super fun customized song!
Lyrics from Doctor Dogs song by Parry Gripp
Doctor dogs Doctor dogs Helping humankind
Doctor dogs Doctor dogs Oh what their noses find
Doctor dogs Doctor dogs Sniffing out disease
Doctor dogs Doctor dogs They don’t charge any fees
They save lives They’re so devoted They are heroes every day
Detecting cancer, And other dangers Keeping illnesses at bay And for them It’s just play
Doctor dogs Doctor dogs Give a cheer for the doctor dogs Doctor dogs Doctor dogs Helping humankind
Doctor dogs Doctor dogs Such amazing hero dogs Doctor dogs Doctor dogs Helping humankind