Part 3 of a 3-part series wherein German vet and dog trainer, Daniela Neika, describes the challenges SARDOGS Nepal faces in keeping their dogs healthy. She cofounded the organization which she describes in Part 1 of this series. Many of the puppies born to the SAR dogs die of infection in puppyhood. Those who survive into adulthood, often face health challenges during search missions in extreme terrain, weather conditions and high altitude. Their dog handlers face the same challenges alongside them. In Part 3, Daniela also tells the story of one dog who went blind, but whose sight was restored.
German vet Daniela Neika tells the story of how she had to adapt to extreme challenges in the medical care of the SAR dogs in her care in Nepal. The learning curve and the losses have been high, but she and her team of dog handlers are able to treat and save many more dogs now.