A dog is always more than just a pet. When you’ve spent a significant amount of your life with a dog, they become family, and there’s no doubt that dogs also think of us as family. Dogs are very loyal to their owners and anyone who has ever been good to them, and they are often more than ready to give love and compassion to whoever needs them. Not only that, but dogs are known to be very protective of their owners. We hear so many stories about how dogs were responsible for saving their owners’ lives in many ways.This is why dogs are often the first choice as service and therapy dogs. This video highlights how a seizure alert dog helps her owner before, during, and after her seizure.
Poppy is a service dog whose job is to give her owner, Shannon, who suffers from epileptic seizures, a warning when a seizure is about to hit, and Poppy is usually able to predict the seizure 20 or 15 minutes prior. Because of Poppy’s accurate warnings, Shannon gets time to make herself safe. Additionally, during the seizure, Poppy licks Shannon’s face to help her come around quicker and to also get rid of any excess saliva that might cause choking.
In addition to that, Poppy helps Shannon be more confident and have a better social life with the outside world, as she now will never have a seizure in public, since she is always alerted by Poppy. It’s always important to remember not to pet a service dog as it might distract the dog from the patient and this might cause problems!
Watch the video below which shows us how Poppy helps her owner during the seizure with carefulness and dedication, she is certainly one loyal and intelligent dog.Don’t forget to share this heartwarming video with your family and friends!