Healthy Living

Gluten-Sniffing Pups Making a Difference for Celiac Patients

The expenses of a gluten-sniffing dog

Service dogs, particularly specialized ones who can successfully detect gluten, can be very expensive.  Often times, the cost of the dog, the training and any other additional expense comes out of the family’s pocket.  Families should do their research to see if there could be some financial relief through workplace insurance programs or grants from non-profit organizations.  Once a service dog has been adopted by a family, many veterinarians will offer special rates for specialized animals, which could help with the high cost of medical care for a service dog.