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SERVICE DOG ALLIANCE - Research and Resources

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Medical Detection and Alert

Dogs Provide Physical and Emotional Support

“The Benefits of Guide Dog Ownership” By L. Whitmarsh, requests for reprints can be sent to: Guide Dogs, Hillfields, Burghfield,ReadingRG7 3YG,UK

Benefits of Guide Dog Ownership

Dogs and Diabetes

“Canine Responses to Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type I Diabetes” By Deborah L. Wells, Ph.D. Shaun W. Lawson, Ph.D. and A. Niroshan Siriwardena, Ph.D.
 THE JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
 Volume 14, Number 10, 2008, pp. 000–000
© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
 DOI: 10.1089/acm.2008.0288
Canine Responses to Hypoglycemia 

“A dog’s detection of low blood sugar: a case report”By M. B. O’Connor, C. H. Walsh, C. O’Connor,Irish Journal of Medical Science
 DOI 10.1007/s11845-008-0128-0
 Received:4 July 2007/ Accepted:23 January 2008
 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2008
A dog’s detection of low blood sugar

Scent Detection Research

A Dog’s Sense of Smell

“The Dog’s Sense of Smell” By Julio E. Correa
Alabama A&M and AuburnUniversities
 Copyright 2011 by Alabama Cooperative Extension System
 UNP-0066
Dogs Sense of Smell

“Specialized use of Human Scent in Criminal Investigations” By Rex A. Stockham Explosives Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dennis L. Slavin, Bloodhound Handler, South Pasadena Police Dept. William Kift, Bloodhound Handler, Long Beach Police Dept.

Forensic Science Communications, Research and Technology, July 2004-Vol. 6-Number 3

Human Scent in Criminal Investigations FBI

Dogs proven to accurately identify Hypoglycemia

Dogs can Be Successfully Trained to Alert to Hypoglycemia Samples from Patients with Type I Diabetes, Dana S. Hardin, Wesley Anderson, Jennifer Cattet See www.diabetestherapy-open.com 

Scents of different Medical Conditions

“The scent of disease: volatile organic compounds of the human body related to disease and disorder” By Mika Shirasu and Kazushige Touhara, Department of Applied Biological Chemistry, The University of Tokyo, The Journal of Biochemistry, 2011;150(3): 257-266
The Scent of Disease


“Diagnostic Accuracy of Canine Scent Detection of Early- and Late-Stage Lung and Breast Cancers” By Michael McCulloch, Tadeusz Jezierski, Michael Broffman, Alan Hubbard, Kirk Turner and Teresa Janecki
 INTEGRATIVE CANCER THERAPIES 5(1); 2006 pp. 1-10
Canine Cancer Scent Detection 

The Critical Nature of this Work

Using dogs to assist in the management of a chronic medical condition is a serious undertaking. The training should only be undertaken by an experienced trainer who is willing to spend the time and effort to understand the disease as well as the client’s needs and expectations. The objective is to provide a dog to our clients that has proven his or her abilities as well as to provide the client with the skills necessary to sustain the dog’s consistent and reliable altering capabilities over the dog’s working life.

Psychiatric Service Dogs

Study measures psychological support provided by service dogs

Do service dogs really help with PTSD? A new study has answers

Can Service Dogs Improve Activity and Quality of Life in Veterans With PTSD?

Preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans

General Research and Studies

Public Perceptions of Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, and Therapy Dogs

The impact of service and hearing dogs on health-related quality of life and activity level

A Systematic Review of the Reliability and Validity of Behavioural Tests Used to Assess Behavioural Characteristics Important in Working Dogs.

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