Paw hygiene is no reason to ban assistance dogs from hospitals – they're cleaner than people's shoes
By Paul Overgaauw, Visiting Researcher, Veterinary Public Health, Utrecht University
Joris Wijnker, Visiting Researcher, Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University
Well over 10,000 people in Europe use an assistance dog; think of guide dogs for people with a visual impairment, hearing dogs for people with a hearing impairment, medical response service dogs and psychiatric service dogs.
According to article 19 and 20 of a UN agreement, these dogs are…
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