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Old 07-03-2007, 07:41 AM   #1
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Default Service Dog for Heart Condition

I read this on Sunday and fortunately it is online.
Ther is a woman with a heart condition that causes her to faint unexpectedly. She now has a service dog named Adele, a Black Lab, who somehow knows when she is about to faint (they still don't know whether the dog is picking up on a smell or maybe on an irregular heartbeat) and Adele "tells" her owner not to move until she thinks it is ok.
I find this amazing!

A woman's best friend, and lifesaver
Dog can warn of fainting

Harris suffers from a chronic fainting disorder caused by an irregular heartbeat. Adele, a black Labrador retriever, is her heart service dog, trained to alert its owner about an impending problem. The agency that placed Adele with Harris has placed only one other heart alert dog, and the director says she knows of no others in the country.
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