Colorado State University Veterinary Students Helping Elderly Keep Animals

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A fun-loving schnauzer named Pocket is stroke survivor Dorothy Kiser’s closest companion. But Kiser almost had to put Pocket to sleep when her pet developed diabetes: Kiser feared she wouldn’t be able to take care…

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A fun-loving schnauzer named Pocket is stroke survivor Dorothy Kiser’s closest companion. But Kiser almost had to put Pocket to sleep when her pet developed diabetes: Kiser feared she wouldn’t be able to take care of the dog alone.

Aspiring veterinary students at Colorado State University stepped in to visit the 83-year-old Kiser and Pocket twice a day, giving the dog insulin shots and checking his blood-sugar levels.

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