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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Guide Dogs (Overview)

Guide dogs are trained to provide support to those with physical, usually visual, disabilities.


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How do guide dogs help ?

How do guide dogs help ?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
6 doctors shared insights

Guide Dogs (Overview)

Guide dogs are trained to provide support to those with physical, usually visual, disabilities.


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How do guide dogs help the blind?

How do guide dogs help the blind?

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. ...Read more

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Where are guide dog training centers located?

Where are guide dog training centers located?

Hope this helps...: http://www.animalbehaviorcollege.com/courses/locations/

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Need expert help here. What are some food saftey guidelines?

Need expert help here. What are some food saftey guidelines?

Check out: Either one of these sites, very good starting points for such a broad topic! 1) http://www.foodsafety.gov/ 2) http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/food-safety-education/get-answers/food-safety-fact-sheets ...Read more

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Will the va provide guide dogs for blinded veterans?

Sometimes: Each veteran's case is reviewed and evaluated by a prescribing clinician for the following: ?ability and means, including family or caregiver, to care for the dog currently and in the future ?goals that are to accomplished through the use of the dog ?goals that are to be accomplished through other assistive technology or therapy the veteran will be informed of an approval or disapproval of th. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can pin-worms be transferred from dogs to humans?

Help plz! Can pin-worms be transferred from dogs to humans?

No - they can't.: Humans can become infected by a type of pinworm called Enterobius Vermicularis. Dogs & cats do not become infected with this type of pinworm. It can be transmitted between people (& maybe with other primates). The answer is no - your dog will not infect you with pinworms. ...Read more

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Advice on cats with roundworms--can they spread to kids?

Advice on cats with roundworms--can they spread to kids?

Ascaris: The roundworm ascaris may be transmitted by touching feces (dogs/ cats/ poor sanitation). This can be spread to children. Thus good handwashing technique and teaching children about handling strays or animal feces is important. ...Read more

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Help please! is frozen food healthy?

Help please! is frozen food healthy?

Compared to ?: Compared to non frozen equivalent, it is less healthy, however more practical in some people's view. ...Read more

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Do cockroaches carry diseases? What health risks to cockroaches pose? Can they transmit diseases to people and pets?

Do cockroaches carry diseases? What health risks to cockroaches pose?  Can they transmit diseases to people and pets?

Cockroaches : Cockroaches are capable of passively transporting microbes on their body surfaces, therefore allowing the transmission of bacteria between people. Not all of the transmitted bacteria are harmful to healthy people with normal immune systems, however, there have been cases where potentially dangerous bacteria have been transmitted in environments such as hospitals and have caused a serious public health problem. In addition, cockroaches have been linked with allergic reactions in humans. Cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions by releasing irritant proteins such as tropomyosin, which can be particularly problematic for asthmatics. Studies have shown that exposure to cockroach allergens are associated with an increased risk of asthma hospitalizations. ...Read more

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Are ringworms from cats and dogs?

Are ringworms from cats and dogs?

Yes....but: Ringworm is just a lay term for a fungus that can be found in many sites. Furry animals, dirt & humans are the main carriers that infect humans. Before you give away fido or kitty be aware they are not the only source. ...Read more

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How to deal with dog bite?

How to deal with dog bite?

Depends where: Dog bits on hands or face generally require antibiotic (amoxacillin/clavulonate) Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good choice. Elsewhere, clean the wound, tentanus shot and be sure the dog had its rabies vaccine. ...Read more

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What do you call a person who has a fear of animals, including fear of pet cats and dogs?

What do you call a person who has a fear of animals, including fear of pet cats and dogs?

Zoo phobia : Zoo phobia is fear of animals in general, felinophobia is a fear of cats, and caninophobia is a fear of dogs. ...Read more

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Could anyone help me find a complete guide of gluten free food online?

Could anyone help me find a complete guide of gluten free food online?

Yes!: There are many clearinghouse websites with gluten-free guides and information. Some of the best ones are http://www.Celiac.Org/, http://www.Celiac.Com/, http://www.Csaceliacs.Info/, http://www.Glutenfreediet.Ca/handouts.Php. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can rabies from rabid dogs be transmitted to people when rabid dogs cough or sneeze?

Can rabies from rabid dogs be transmitted to people when rabid dogs cough or sneeze?

No.: Rabid dogs don't cough or sneeze - they foam at the mouth, act crazy, and bite people. Rabies is very rare in dogs in this country, now that rabies shots are required by law pretty much everywhere - but if you see a stray dog acting strangely, don't get anywhere near enough to be sneezed on by it - call the cops! ...Read more