Then please help Glasgow Vet School by taking part in a survey designed to find ways to help make the experience a little less traumatic for dogs, their owners and their vets.
The researchers are looking for:
• dogs with epilepsy with either recurrent fits for more than one year with the first fit having occurred between 6 months to 6 years,
• dogs diagnosed by a specialist with the aid of blood examination and MRI.
Questionnaires are available online at:
|Password:||Epilepsy1! (case sensitive)|
Alternatively Click here to download a PDF flyer including the above details.
"'Idiopathic' epilepsy – when the cause is not known – has a high emotional impact on owners and affected vets too. But not much is known about the impact of this disease on dogs’ and owners’ quality of life," writes Annette Wessman from Glasgow Vet School in the Veterinary Record
“We hope the information we gather will help other owners caring for dogs with idiopathic epilepsy as well as vets in communicating issues associated with [the condition]. We believe that the support given by first-opinion practices is immensely important in the treatment of epileptic dogs and this study will also investigate this question.”