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Service Dogs Eyes...

May is National Service Dog Eye Exam Month. The ADA (The Americans With Disabilities Act) states that a service dog is "trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability"... whether that disability be blindness, deafness, mental illness, PTSD, seizures, or any other disability that requires the use of a service dog.

Without the proper care for the dog's health, including his eyes, it would be a challenge for him to continue with his duties in his role as service animal. It is imperative that he be checked by his vet annually.

The ACT also states that "entities must permit service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas where members of the public are allowed to go"... which makes it even more important that the service dog be kept healthy.

So, please, for the sake of the dog, the owner, and the public, have the dog's eyes examined annually, along with a complete physical by his vet. Thank you.

(p.s. this pic was sent to me in a text, and I thought it would be perfect to share:)

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