22. August 2014 08:00
Our furry family member, Matthew, has been an important part of our life since January 2013. We waited for him for long time.
Our son has autism. It was recommended to us by my son's doctor that we look into getting an Autism Service Dog, and he wrote a prescription. It took us 18 MONTHS to get Matthew, and he arrived at our home just after his first birthday. Ronin was 6.
But Matthew is so much more than just a prescription.
The bond that Matthew has with our entire family is just priceless, but the bond he has with my son is the one that is the most precious.
Matthew goes nearly everywhere with us. Of course, as a trained service dog he is allowed EVERYWHERE, but sometimes I have to use my best judgement.
For example, we don't bring Matthew with us when we visit theme parks. Sure, this is often a location where our son has frequent meltdowns, but the concrete is VERY HOT on Matthew's paws.
I take great pride in keeping Matthew as happy and as healthy as I can and that includes providing the proper parasite protection. We spend a lot of time outdoors hiking, walking, and swimming, and just as I apply sunscreen to the #TampaTrio, I make sure Matthew is protected from fleas, and that protection can come from K9 Advantix II.
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The bond between humans and their pets is very special, and I can't imagine our life without our amazing dog.
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