Monday, May 18, 2009
Sitka Answers A Bloggy Question
As I thought about what I would share with my human friends today, I couldn't get a question asked in a comment on one of my articles out of my mind. It went something like this:
How can animals be allowed into facilities where there are patients who are allergic to them?
This is an excellent question and I would like to answer based on my "furry" knowledge. Of course, I am only able to speak of my experience in the facilities Nanuq, Trouble, and I visit.
We are not allowed to enter a room where someone is allergic to animals. In fact, the door to those rooms are usually shut during our time in the facility. In other facilities we go to a conference type room and the patients are brought to us.
There are also other health precautions taken. We are groomed before our visits and Mom also brushes our teeth with doggie toothpaste. I have also witnessed staff wash a patients hands after our visit.
Every precaution is in place to do what is best for "all" the patients. I am sure there are times when it could be improved upon. In some cases, we are the only link to normalcy in a patients life. We are there to love and encourage each patient in need of our services.
Please feel free to leave any other questions you may have in the comment section on my blog. If I do not know the answer, I will ask Mom.
Woofs and Wags,