/re; the comments on the dog....
I think the intent of the show is to make Zapato a 'seizure' dog... I have actually seen one of those. It is a helper dog similar to a seeing eye or hearing impaired helper; except that the dog is trained to realize when a person with epilepsy or other ailment which causes seizures is about to seize.
The one person whom I met that had such a dog, stated that her dog would react in such a way as to remind her to take an anti seizure med, since the dog would get the signal (I think through smell) before the person actually felt the seizure coming on. At any rate, If the person actually goes into a seizure, the dog runs for help right away.. and he wore an ID, of course, which had info for what to do..
I am glad to see Y&R doing this, because obviously very few know about this type of helper dog.