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Happy Service Dog Awareness Month

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Gresham Animal Provides Top-Notch Care For Your Pets In Gresham 

Gresham locals – do you have a cat, dog, or other beloved pet that you want to make sure receives the best in veterinary services? Then turn to Gresham Animal Hospital for all your veterinary needs. Our team is dedicated to keeping Gresham pets happy and healthy. Pet lovers in Gresham know that Gresham Animal Hospital is a name they can trust when they need top-notch care for furry family members. 

Happy National Service Dog Awareness Month From The Gresham Animal Hospital Team 

Did you know that September is National Service Dog Awareness Month? It’s true! This awareness month was established in 2008 by Dick Van Patten – an actor and an animal advocate. Originally, Patten started this event as a fundraising event for guide dogs and service dogs. Today, what was once a fundraiser has become a month-long celebration. Once called National Guide Dog Awareness Month, this celebration has since expanded to recognize not only guide dogs but all service dogs. 

Service Dogs Serve Important Purposes For People With Disabilities 

The tasks a service dog can perform will vary depending on the needs of their person. Service dogs can be trained to do all of the following: 

  • Retrieve objects 

  • Help with balance 

  • Give seizure alerts 

  • Give diabetic alerts 

  • Assist those with PTSD 

  • and much more! 

Service dogs are crucial to help those with certain disabilities to live lives that are safer and more comfortable. It is important to remember when seeing service dogs in public that, much like any person with a job, they are working. Their job is to stay alert and help their human. Don’t distract the dog by reaching to pet it or otherwise trying to get their attention.  

Bring Your Service Dogs By Gresham Animal Hospital 

The team at Gresham Animal Hospital offers top-notch service to all pets in the Gresham area, including service dogs. After all, service dogs are best able to do the work they were trained to do when they are happy and healthy. We’re eager to help Gresham locals with service dogs make sure they receive the best care possible. Visit us soon! 

Rely On Gresham Animal Hospital For Top-Notch Veterinary Care 

Gresham Animal Hospital is equipped to provide the service and treatment your pet needs under one roof. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog or cat needs a checkup, shots, or vaccines. Give us a call at (503) 666-1600 to schedule an appointment today.