Two dogs have now tested positive for lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, where a water crisis is still raging full force. The discovery of these newest four-legged victims highlights a hidden danger Service Dogs may face.
While federal law doesn't mandate that Service Dogs wear any kind of gear or identification, most Service Dogs have some kind of vest, jacket or harness. Sometimes, the gear is for identification only and at other times, like in the case of a brace dog or a Service Dog who carries medical equipment, the gear is utilized during the dog's work. There are too many types of Service Dog harnesses and vests to mention them all, but here are 5 of the most common items!