What Can An A-fib (Atrial Fibrillation) Alert Dog Be Trained To Do?

//What Can An A-fib (Atrial Fibrillation) Alert Dog Be Trained To Do?


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What Can An AFib Alert Dog Be Trained To Do?

Franklin from Nashville Tennessee has our question of the week.  Franklin, like a lot of older adults, has a medical condition called A-Fib, which stands for Atrial Fibrillation.  AFib is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly and can lead to weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath and on the more severe end of the spectrum can cause blood clots and strokes.  Franklin wants to know exactly what an AFib alert dog is and what the dog can be trained to do to help him with his A-Fib.   See what our answer is in this weeks Medical Alert Dog Monday video.

So what do you think of our answer?   Do you think that you can train your own A-Fib alert dog using our in person training classes like Citka?


Citka was originally trained as a diabetic alert dog in 2010 but then started to spontaneously alert to his owners Afib episodes without any additional training!


One Comment

  1. Jeanne Grace March 13, 2018 at 6:43 am

    I went through Service Dog Academy to train my dog to alert to Afib. Because of Boo Radley alerting, my electro cardiologist did a surgery (ablation) and changed my medicine. He has woken me up at 2:30 AM to alert.
    Afib is sneaky and will sneak back into your life. I have a fit bit but you dont stare at it all the time.
    I cant say how grateful I am for the training program.
    My Drs, pup, hospital and Service Dog Academy are all part of my team.

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