New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) canine epilepsy clinic has shed light on why some dogs do not respond to anti-epilepsy treatments.
- The study found that dogs that experience more than one seizure a day and male dogs were less likely to become seizure-free when receiving anti-epileptic drug treatments.
- Border Collies and German Shepherds were also found to be at a significantly higher risk of not responding to epilepsy treatment than other breeds
Packer RMA, Shihab NK, Torres BBJ, Volk HA (2014) Clinical Risk Factors Associated with Anti-Epileptic Drug Responsiveness in Canine Epilepsy. PLoS ONE 9(8): e106026.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106026