Seizure-alerting and -response behaviors in dogs living with epileptic children

Adam Kirton, Elaine C Wirrell, James Zhang, Lorie Hamiwka

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Abstract

There is little evidence for the ability of dogs to anticipate human seizures. Families of epileptic children were surveyed to investigate seizure-related behaviors in dogs. Approximately 40% of families owned a dog, about 40% of these had seizure-specific behavior, and about 40% of these (approximately 15% overall) showed anticipatory ability. Anticipation occurred early and was both sensitive and specific. Quality of life was higher in families with a dog that responded to seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2303-2305
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume62
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 22 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Seizure-alerting and -response behaviors in dogs living with epileptic children. / Kirton, Adam; Wirrell, Elaine C; Zhang, James; Hamiwka, Lorie.

In: Neurology, Vol. 62, No. 12, 22.06.2004, p. 2303-2305.

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Kirton, A, Wirrell, EC, Zhang, J & Hamiwka, L 2004, 'Seizure-alerting and -response behaviors in dogs living with epileptic children', Neurology, vol. 62, no. 12, pp. 2303-2305.
Kirton, Adam ; Wirrell, Elaine C ; Zhang, James ; Hamiwka, Lorie. / Seizure-alerting and -response behaviors in dogs living with epileptic children. In: Neurology. 2004 ; Vol. 62, No. 12. pp. 2303-2305.
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