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Old 12-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
Shade
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I agree, be in tune with your dog and recognize their signals and be ready to step in. Alex was one of the most quiet, easygoing dogs you'd ever meet so I really had to watch him because his signals were so subtle. Don't be afraid to tell the resident you need to go, there's always another visit next time Nurses/other volunteers can be a wealth of information and help

I had a small backpack with lots of small treats, it's much safer for people to feed food that you know where it came from Also baby wipes to clean hands/messes up, a bottle of water both for you and Midnite, gum (keeps the throat lubricated and I found it helped with nausea from certain smells), and kleenex (always useful)

Hope that helps It's extremely rewarding!
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