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Doctor dogs : how our best friends are becoming our best medicine

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Prince Rupert Library 615.85158 Good (Text) 33294002077790 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2021-02-03

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  • ISBN: 9781524743048
  • ISBN: 1524743046
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    x, 353 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Dutton, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: Meet dogs who detect cancer and Parkinson's disease, and dogs who alert people to seizures and diabetic lows or highs and other life-threatening physical ailments. Bestselling author Maria Goodavage brings us behind the scenes of cutting-edge science at top research centres, and into the lives of people whose well-being depends on their devoted, highly skilled personal medical dogs. With her signature wit and passion, Goodavage explores how doctor dogs are becoming our happy allies in the fight against dozens of physical and mental conditions.
Subject: Dogs -- Therapeutic use
Service dogs
Human-animal relationships

Introduction: The Doctor's Nose 1(16)
PART I Staying Alive
Chapter 1 Stop the Roller Coaster, I Want to Get Off Dogs and Diabetics
Chapter 2 It's About to Hit the Fan Seizure-Alert Dogs and the People They Love
Chapter 3 A Doctor Dog in This Fight How Canines May One Day Help You Survive Cancer
Chapter 4 Dog, MD Multitalented, Multipurpose Medical Dogs
PART II Rare Breeds
Chapter 5 Fainting in Front of the Queen And Other Problems Tackled by Doctor Dog Specialists
Chapter 6 Hidden Enemies Super Dogs for Superbugs
PART III Out of the Darkness
Chapter 7 The Dog Whisperers From Freud's Dog to the Trombones and Hills on the Autism Spectrum
Chapter 8 A Heartbeat at My Feet The Difference Dogs Make in Mental Illness
Chapter 9 After the War Dogs on the Front Lines of PTSD
Chapter 10 Stand by Me Dogs in Times of Crisis and Disaster
Epilogue: Bedside Manner Redefined 299(16)
Sources 315(20)
Acknowledgments 335(8)
Index 343

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