Category: "Service Dogs"

Dogs bring people with epilepsy their medicine when they can’t do it themselves

Dogs bring people with epilepsy their medicine when they can’t do it themselves

If you have a complex form of epilepsy, a dog can help you, shows Valérie van Hezik-Wester in her dissertation. She researched whether having such a dog brings health benefits, and whether this care is also cost-effective for society. What is your research about? I followed 25 patients and their carer for three years. The […]

New Stanford Study: Eating This Many Carbs May Optimize Your Brain

New Stanford Study: Eating This Many Carbs May Optimize Your Brain

New research from expert doctors suggests a link between “metabolic abnormality” and psychiatric disorders…with carbohydrate consumption as a glaring common denominator. While low-carb diets have long been touted for weight loss, reducing inflammation and improving blood sugar readings, new research suggests that lessening carb consumption might also stabilize the mood and mental health. Maybe you’ve heard […]

Service Dogs May Lessen Seizure Frequency in Folks With Epilepsy

Service Dogs May Lessen Seizure Frequency in Folks With Epilepsy

THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Perhaps by reducing anxiety, a service dog can help reduce seizures in people with tough-to-treat epilepsy, a new study finds. A group of 25 study participants had an average 31% fewer seizures after months of owning a service dog trained to help people with epilepsy. And seven of […]

Delightful Derek is a perfect match for epilepsy client

Delightful Derek is a perfect match for epilepsy client

Derek the yellow Labrador is six months into his training with Sheffield-based charity Support Dogs. Staff at the organization’s training center, in Brightside, train assistance dogs for autistic children, adults with epilepsy, and adults with serious physical conditions such as multiple Sclerosis or cerebral palsy. Derek’s trainer, Lottie Barlow, says he would be perfect for […]

12 Reasons Dogs Have Seizures and Ways to Help Them

12 Reasons Dogs Have Seizures and Ways to Help Them

It can be scary when your dog has a seizure, and difficult to keep calm. If your dog just seized and you’re waiting on a veterinary appointment, you may be wondering about the reasons dogs have seizures or how to help. Seizures in dogs can be caused by poisoning, underlying illness, brain tumors, brain damage, heatstroke, nutritional […]

A veterinary neurologist’s clinical approach to epilepsy

A veterinary neurologist’s clinical approach to epilepsy

A 7-year-old male castrated golden retriever presented for seizures which started 4 weeks prior. He had 8 grand mal, tonic-clonic seizures in that time, and had been normal between seizures at home. Complete physical and neurological examinations were unremarkable. A complete blood count (CBC), chemistry analysis, urinalysis, and thyroid level performed 2 weeks prior to […]

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