Seizure Alert Dogs
Seizure Alert Dogs and Seizure Response Service Dogs
Empowering Lives: The Benefits of Seizure Alert Dogs
Seizures can have a profound impact on individuals, affecting them in various ways and presenting significant challenges. However, with the assistance of a trained seizure alert dog, individuals can find comfort, safety, and vital support throughout the seizure process.
During a seizure, individuals often experience a loss of consciousness, confusion, altered senses, and uncontrolled movements. These episodes can be distressing and even dangerous. However, seizure alert dogs are specifically trained to detect and respond to the signs of an oncoming seizure, providing valuable assistance during and after the event.
How can a dog help with epileptic seizures?
Dogs can be taught to alert prior to a seizure and provide assistance during and after the seizure
Scientific studies have confirmed that dogs can be taught to detect a unique scent released before a seizure occurs. At Medical Mutts, our pioneering research identified a specific scent signature associated with seizures, which has been further validated by subsequent studies. While individual variations can impact the success of the alert, our innovative training methods have shown a remarkable success rate. The early alert provided by the dog allows individuals to prepare by lying down, minimizing the risk of injury during the seizure.