This I have to disagree with - sorry Kara- but my service girl had in her first litter a boy that I believe has her same sense, as he went to work with severely handicap children everyday, and I am told how he always goes to the harder kids and one kid in particular that does have seizures. I truly do believe that if it is the right kind of mind set in a dog it does not matter if is a boy or a girl.
This isn't my theory to disagree with, a relative of a friend trains service dogs professionally and I went into a really great discussion with him, he actually said that they assign males and females to different types of service, because males can be more efficient as police service dogs, females as medical service dogs and I presume the whole basis of this theory was their god given tendencies are similar to ours as humans, men can be more protective and women can be more driven to care take, and as we all know to make a black and white statement is always subject to having holes poked through it,because the world is more 'gray' and there are so many exceptions to every rule. I'm sure there are many great medical service dogs that are male and many great police/ drug dogs that are kick' ass girls, but even in the animal world, they are subject to the same stereo-typing as we are in the human world..I imagine that won't change anytime soon for either of us..lol
Gluten causes a whole HEAP of problems, I have tried the gluten free diet and found it to not be my cure, but I did find some of my favorite snacks that way.. I have to say that Glutino Pretzels are WAYYYY better tasting than the regular pretzels, they taste like butter to me, and I love me some butter
And I found some other great snacks at Whole foods a few weeks back..the Snikiddy chips? yummy, so its funny how some of the gluten free products taste so much better to me..
As far as finding a dog suited for migraines, IDK, part of me thinks that the puppies we pick just fall so madly in love with us that they become in-tune to us. I learned early on that Gucci can sense my emotions and fears quite accurately...even if I get annoyed at someone stopping by the house un announced (DH's friend) she picks right up on that and barks and grumbles, lol vs. if I am happy to see someone, she follows my lead and does the happy dance, but she picks up on how I feel before I do or say anything, its impressive how they become so tuned into how we are thinking and feeling...and utilize their senses of smell to do so.