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how do guide dogs help ?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Special training: They help blind people get around, and avoid obstacles. They an even help them cross the street by knowing when traffic is approaching.

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How can I keep my baby safe from ticks when our dogs bring them in all the time?

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Check baby daily: Since ticks cannot transfer disease to the human host for at least 24-36 hours after attachment careful examination of your baby daily will allow you to remove the tick either prior to attachment or prior to transmission of infection.
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A rabid dog bit me, when I will I show symptoms for rabies?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Rabies: If you have been bitten by a rabid dog, go immediately to the emergency room as this is extemely dangerous. People bitten have a very high mortality rate unless proper treatment with anti-rabies shots are instituted very early.
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Does brucellosis spread from dogs to humans?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Brucellosis: Brucellosis is most commonly spread by ingestion, however if can be spread by inhalation, mucous membranes, skin abrasion. One of the more common mechanisms is to eat unpasteurized cheese or milk. Meat is another source.
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How do guide dogs help the blind?

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Dr. Eric Powitzky
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
They help them : Function, but they also ca save their lives in traffic, in buildings when there is an accident, when something is coming toward them etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how do guide dogs help blind people?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
They guide: The blind person so he can walk safely. They are trained to remember routes, stop at crossings, avoid hazards and keep the blind person safe.

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