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How to Honor the Military Dogs Who Serve Our Nation

How to Honor the Military Dogs Who Serve Our Nation | petMD

Military dogs are elite K-9 dogs (currently there are about 2,700 who serve) who are trained to detect danger and protect their people. With their acute sense of smell, they are used largely as sniffing dogs, a skill that has resulted in thousands of saved lives.

The handlers and others who have forged tight bonds with these dogs see them as much more than working military dogs—they’re family members.

This National K-9 Veterans Day, learn how you can pay tribute to the military dogs who serve the nation.

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