German Shepherd sniffing in the dirt

Gluten Sniffing Dogs

I had quite a surprise today while reading the newsletter.  In case you don’t know, Celiac Disease is a disease process where you cannot tolerate the gluten in wheat, barley oats and rye and suffer a range and variety of different symptoms when you eat one of those.    There are now trained gluten sniffing service dogs for people with Celiac disease!  Apparently they have been around for  quite a while. I just don’t read the newsletter as often as I should. These dogs are being used particularly with extremely gluten sensitive Celiac Children.  They generally cost about $16,000 (can you imagine trying to train your pet to do something that complicated!).  I was a little shocked to read this but in the aftermath I can only think what a good