There are three types of canine epilepsy: genetic, symptomatic and idiopathic. All of these types can occur in any breed of dog and have a variety of symptoms. The current recorded frequency of epilepsy in dogs is 0.5%-5.7%. We are looking to ease the hardships that dogs and their owners feel when in this situation. To see the most common types of dogs affected, plus a complete set of symptoms, click here!
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We firmly believe that it is crucial to work with local shelters in the Palm Beach County area, such as Tri-County Animal Rescue, and also a nationally-recognized animal organization to spread the awareness of canine epilepsy as a non-profit charity.
A common question I hear is: What should I do if my dog is experiencing a seizure event? Believe it or not, the best thing to do is to stay calm and wait it out. It is advised that you should not touch your dog while in a seizure unless your dog is in/around dangerous areas. Once the seizure has ended, bring your dog to the nearest veterinarian. See video below for a more accurate procedure.
Take the time to view this video by the Academy for Canine Education on what to do when your dog has a seizure.