Your source for information, support, treatments and solutions for veterinarians and owners of dogs with



Updated July 2007

Our goal is to provide information on canine epilepsy and other diseases that cause seizures in dogs including canine hypothyroidism.  Our canine epilepsy section provides information about canine epilepsy, what happens when your dog has a seizure, possible causes of seizures by age, what tests are used to diagnose canine epilepsy, and information from our Guardian Angels on what they would do differently "if they knew then what they know now." Under medications you will find information a number of medications that are used to control seizures in dogs.  Those medications include the more commonly used Phenobarbital and Potassium Bromide as well as newer drugs such as Gabapentin and Felbamate.  The section on thyroid contains several articles on canine hypothyroidism and the connection between low thyroid and seizures.

Our sections on vaccination, environmental and nutritional issues contain the latest information on suggested vaccination protocols and suggestions for boosting your dogs immune system with good nutrition. Our section on Helpful Hints for coping with a dog with canine epilepsy will provide additional information to help you cope with seizures in dogs. There are articles on what to expect and things to do before, during, and after seizure activity.

You can also view our member's pages and meet the dogs from whom we get our practical experience. There you can read about the successes we have experienced as well as the heartaches. You will also see that many of our dogs routinely live very normal lives despite epilepsy and some even participate in competition (agility and obedience) and serve as therapy dogs.

Our advisors are W. B. Thomas, DVM, MS; W. Jean Dodds, DVM; Susan Wynn, DVM, CA; Joanne Carson, Ph.D. and Raymond Peat, Ph.D.

The information contained in this web site should not be misconstrued as an alternative to personal and professional veterinary care for canine epilepsy or other diseases that cause seizures in dogs. Please contact your veterinarian to discuss any changes in your dog's care.

For personal responses to your questions on canine epilepsy, after you have read what you are interested in, and the frequently asked questions page, please click on the angel above to send an e-mail. Please go through the Table Of Contents first and check our website for answers to your questions as there is a wealth of information here. When you write, please include your dog's breed, weight, age, and any medications he or she may be taking. This will help us to help you more quickly.


Please note: If this is an emergency, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

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