Seizure-alert dogs: a review and preliminary study

  title={Seizure-alert dogs: a review and preliminary study},
  author={Deborah J Dalziel and B. Uthman and S. McGorray and R. Reep},
  • Deborah J Dalziel, B. Uthman, +1 author R. Reep
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Seizure
  • PURPOSE Gather data on incidence of canine alerting/responding behavior with a defined patient population. Research development and use of purported alerting dogs. METHODS Review of the literature was performed. A qualitative questionnaire was completed by epilepsy patients. Service dog trainers were identified. RESULTS Of 63 patients, 29 owned pet dogs. Nine reported their dog responded to seizures, three also were reported to alert to seizure onset. There was no significant evidence of… CONTINUE READING

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