12 June 2019
Hats off to Canon Medical Systems for sponsoring the training of a dog for a family living with epilepsy, autism or physical disabilities through the Support Dogs charity. Canon Medical Systems is backing the puppy training scheme under its #madeforlife philosophy.
These specially trained dogs can pre-empt an epileptic seizure up to 50 minutes in advance, lower stress levels so that medication can be removed, and generally improve well-being to reduce the frequency of health appointments required. This not only improves the quality of life for the individual and their family, but also for the wider health economy that is prescribing drugs or struggling to keep up with NHS health appointment demands.
The sponsorship of a support dog is one aspect of Canon Medical Systems’ extensive #madeforlife Corporate Social Responsibility commitment. It is encouraging more companies and individuals to follow its lead of living and working for the common good, and putting more back to charities and communities to improve the health of our nation and the environment we live in.
Some of the animals from Support Dogs were with their owners on the Canon Medical stand at UKIO and lucky visitors got the chance to take their own toy pet home.
Images (Top) Mark Hitchman (Managing Director Canon Medical Systems with his team and one of the support dogs.
(Middle and bottom) Delegates at UKIO meet the support dogs and their owners on the Canon stand.