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Purple Day

by Dorothy Wills-Raftery


According to PurpleDay.org, “One in 100 people” or 1%, have Epilepsy. Did you know that animals could also have Epilepsy? The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s (NCSU-CVM) Companion Animal Epilepsy site estimates that up to one percent of the general dog population has Epilepsy, and two percent of the cat population.

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by Dorothy Wills-Raftery


Your dog suddenly goes into a seizure. What do you do? Do you call the vet? Is there something you can do to help? Are the blindness and confusion normal after a seizure? Can dogs with Canine Epilepsy live a normal life? What medications are available? Are there support groups and resources for families with epileptic dogs (Epi-dogs) to turn to? What triggers a seizure?

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