What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a general term for neurological conditions that cause seizures.

Epilepsy is among the most common neurological disorders in dogs. Any breed of dog and mixed breeds can be affected by epilepsy. Epilepsy can be heritable and some breeds are believed to be predisposed to the condition.

More information on seizures in dogs is available from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

In 2014, The AKC Canine Health Foundation launched an Epilepsy Research Initiative, to help address the unmet need of epilepsy research that has been articulated  by dog clubs, owners and veterinarians.  The Alaskan Malamute Club of America is an Epilepsy Research Initiative Sponsor.

Epilepsy Resources

Understanding Canine Epilepsy, including a downloadable PDF seizure diary

What to do if your dog has a seizure

Guardian Angels Canine Epilepsy website (large number of valuable resources
for owners of dogs who have experienced seizures)

Epilepsy research recently funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation

American Veterinary Medical Association podcast on epilepsy

EPIL-K9 All Breed Canine Epilepsy List(online discussion group)