Helping animals become healthy enough to smell the spring flowers is what brings us joy. The last couple weeks have been heartfelt and wonderful. Please stay in touch with your pet’s recovery, we love hearing about it. Life is full of hardship and complications. Sometimes the worst comes up and we are all too quick to remember what was taken for granted.
We know dogs have done amazing things, from sniffing out bombs, warning owners about upcoming seizures, to early cancer detection. Once again they may become a wonderful helping hand. A medical charity, called Medical Detection Dogs, in England that has successfully trained dogs to detect malaria is now attempting to train man’s best friend to identify the smell of COVID-19.
They are partnering with the Tropical Medicine and Hygiene School in London along with Durham University to begin trialing dogs for the job.
We want to give thanks to our supporting veterinarians for finding ways to help the patients we have seen with their follow up care. Each morning we have gotten to watch patients walk out feeling better than when they arrived but not every patient is lucky enough to heal in a single night. Frequently it takes the community working together to make it happen and we have been witness to that many times over already. Pruyn, Missoula Vet Clinic, and Grant Creek (among many others) deserve a special recognition this week for their outstanding jobs and their cooperation in getting pets the help they need. Some of the patients we saw will soon be in the Mountains again, exploring the world with their owners tagging along.