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Awareness

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:16 pm
by Dougie
Orkney, Scotland, UK

Before one of my dogs had his first siezure, I had been only marginally aware that dogs could suffer from epilepsy - I had never seen an epileptic dog. Since thi started, I have found that many, many people don't know that dogs can be epileptic.

I am not a member of any dog clubs (my Border Collies are not pedigreed - just born in a barn on a working farm!) and there are no specific clubs where I live.

I have, however, put links wherever I have the ability to do so, so that other people can read about canine epilepsy and be more aware of the problems - whether they own dogs or not! I wish I had the resources to mount a real crusade!

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2001 12:02 pm
by Liz Hansen
Hello Dougie,
You are correct - most people have no idea that dogs can have epilepsy until they see it for themselves. Unfortunately there are far too many owners living with this problem. We hope that this research can reduce this heartache for breeders and owners, and help dogs live long, seizure-free lives. Any help you can give to make others aware of the problem and aware of resources such as this website is a positive step, and we do appreciate it!

Liz