Is there a Profile of Spontaneous Seizure-Alert Pet Dogs? A Survey of French People with Epilepsy

  title={Is there a Profile of Spontaneous Seizure-Alert Pet Dogs? A Survey of French People with Epilepsy},
  author={Am{\'e}lie Catala and Patrick Latour and Ana Martos Martinez-Caja and Hugo Cousillas and Martine Hausberger and Marine Grandgeorge},
  journal={Animals : an Open Access Journal from MDPI},
Simple Summary Very little is known about dogs that could alert their owner of an impending epileptic seizure. Here, we explored the profiles of untrained dogs that spontaneously show seizure-related behaviors. Using a self-reporting questionnaire, we found that these dogs do not have a particular profile (e.g., sex, breed, age, epilepsy of the owner), but bonding is perceived as better when the dog alerts compared to a dog who does not alert. Personality traits helped discriminate between… 

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