Epilepsy.com states, “The truth is dogs cannot be trained to alert a person of an oncoming seizure.” Neither can doctors or any other humans. However, some dogs are just naturals and this includes our mixed-breed retriever, Leo. He needed no training.
Leo was able to warn my partner of an upcoming seizure when he returned home from the hospital, after having suffered a traumatic head injury. Leo began warning him that he was in trouble as much as five to ten minutes before the seizure. The dog’s predictions also heightened in sensitivity over the next few weeks, until his warnings came as much as thirty minutes prior to an event. Read the rest of this entry »