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I have been wanting to get a dog for a long time. Myself and my husband now work from home however we have a flat and I would rather wait for the time in the future where we have a house with a garden, to let the dog out in an emergency. I have had two dogs in the past and I would love to get another one, one day I will.
We all know dogs are a mans best friend, they are so loving and affectionate in general, and incredibly loyal too. However I didn't realise all the remarkable things they are capable of.
These are some of the things they can do
Help those with Autism
Research has shown that they help reduce the stress of an autism suffer, as well as helping them in social situations.
Help those with depression
Looking after a dog can provide health benefits for those with depression by providing routine, activity and exercise as well as companionship.
Help those with diabetes
With training dogs can be used to detect low blood sugar in those with diabetes. They are also great at alerting others if an attack has occurred by barking and bringing attention to the situation.
Help those with epilepsy
It's amazing to think that dogs can detect seizures before they happen. It is still not known how they do it but researchers think they detect subtle changes in scent or human behaviour.
Helping those with food allergies
Dogs can be trained to detect substances that you are allergic to, for example peanuts.
As you can see, dogs are so much more than mans best friend, they can be a vital help to those in need.
Infographic courtesy of Bolt Burdon Kemp
Do you have a dog? Have they ever helped you in need? Did you know some of the amazing things dogs can do?
* post in collaboration with Bolt Burdon Kemp