A Clean Bill Of Health For Man's Best Friend
Alachua County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Bonafide considers the K-9 Blaze he works not only his pet, but his partner as well.
Friday at the University of Florida's Small Animal Hospital, veterinarians offered free check ups to qualified service dogs.
Staff were looking specifically for eye and heart issues.
UF assistant professor Caryn Plummer says her typical clients bring their pets in when they notice a problem, but for working dogs early detection and prevention is critically important.
In total, the veterinary program checked a dozen service dogs for eye problems.
UF's Small Animal Hospital provides the free service dog check ups once a year.
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