Did You Know… Xylitol is an increasingly popular and potentially fatal sugar substitute found in many types of chewing gum, mints, baked goods, toothpaste, vitamins, human medications, sports drinks, and even MREs. Xylitol causes low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and liver failure. As little as 2-4 pieces of xylitol-containing gum can cause hypoglycemia in a 60 pound dog. Signs of… read more →
Today we honor K9 Pepper who died in the line of duty while tracking a suspect near Bowie, TX. Pepper lived his life in service and laid down his life in service. We pay tribute to him and all K9s that have fallen before him. Run Free dear Pepper, Run Free. Police dog, suspect killed in rural Montague County A police… read more →
This morning we grieve the loss of K-9 Sultan, along with his Handler Deputy Mark Wallace, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department , the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association K-9 Team, and entire K-9 community. K-9 Sultan was shot and killed in the line of duty yesterday. He gave his life to save the lives of his human partners. In our sadness, we… read more →
May the season bring much magic to you and yours!
We still mourn the the loss of K9 Rocco. But there is at least some satisfaction in knowing he got the last bite… 7yrs for a second degree felony because of “Rocco’s law”. What an amazing dog that continues to serve even after death. Good dog, Rocco. You got him. Sleep well and run free. Photos: Officers salute fallen… read more →
We had a very exciting week at SOMA (Special Operations Medical Association) this past week in Tampa meeting many of our existing and soon-to-be students and teams. It is so exciting so how things are evolving for our Operational Canines: both military and domestic. In the past 10 years that we have been teaching K9 MEDIC programs, so much has… read more →
I woke up this morning with gratitude. I have much to give thanks for in my life. I live in a beautiful national forest, have an amazing family (two and four legged!), I’m healthy and I have two fabulous countries I call home. And, then my thoughts turned gratitude for all that is K9 MEDIC… To the Dogs… Yes, it does… read more →