Diabetic Alert Dogs for all ages?

By rachaeltype1 Latest Reply 2011-03-16 23:12:14 -0500
Started 2011-03-08 17:28:52 -0600

I am 19, been diagnosed with T1 for a year and am thinking about investing in a Diabetic Alert Dog. I hear that usually they are for youngens but I was thinking why wouldn't I need one too? I was wondering if anyone knew of a good way to start my search for one, and what breeds are good. I know labs are always the best but I'm not terribly fond of that breed. Would boxers make good DADs? help!

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0tina0 2011-03-16 23:06:03 -0500 Report

I have a boxer pit mix that was 4 yrs old when I became a diabetic. She was never the smartest dog I've ever had and we rescued her from the shelter, so I never expected anything but her to live happy. Anyway… after I got home from the hospital she acted really strange… My husband and I were kinda annoyed at her and tried to shoo her away from me. To make a long story short…my grandson asked one day why Sissy acted wierd…then a little while later I had to check my sugar and drink juice. We started to notice more and more that she got frantic about 10 minutes before I dropped my sugars…Now I couldn't live without her. Twice I dropped into the 30's while sleeping and she couldn't wake me up so she pawed my husband till he got up. If you can afford an alert dog you really should invest since you are so young. I did a google search and found so much information on this. From what I read any dog can be trained… and I love Boxers! Mine is a mix but I love her sooooo much! Let me know how it turns out for you!!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-10 23:37:21 -0600 Report

I have met a Diabetic Alert Dachshund for a lady who was in her forties. I don't know how they got together or who trained the dog.

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