Thursday, February 23, 2012

Allergy Detection Dogs

I've recently been made aware of a new kind of service dog-allergy detection dogs.  These dogs are trained like a service animal but also to detect the scent of food allergens.  All dogs recognize the scent of peanut but can be trained to alert to additional allergens as well-such as tree nuts, milk protein, eggs, or fish.

I've found two companies that offer service dogs for allergic individuals:

Angel Service Dogs


Allergen Detection Service Dogs

We're currently discussing the possibility of an allergen alert dog as well as evaluating Bee's possible allergy to dogs. 

2 comments:

Allen Sullivan said...

My daughter has a bee allergey and she got a corgi that has already picked up on the fact bees are bad. We are currently starting formal training with him and hopefully he will be a help to her in avaoiding bees and he will be taught to alert if she goes down and retreive her epi pen. Wish us luck with this.

Lexi said...

I hope it works out well for you! We're holding off on a dog for now but we'd still love to have one in the future.

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