Clinical Connections Autumn 2015
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RVC Clinical Services Newsletter
Professsor Holger Volk and Dr Rowena Packer (click the image to view a video about the app)
Pioneering dog epilepsy app
The RVC has created the  rst ever app that allows owners of dogs with epilepsy to monitor their pets to improve the quality of their lives, inform veterinary decisions and support research into the condition.
The ‘RVC Pet Epilepsy Tracker’ enables owners to map seizure activity and medication requirements on mobile phones and tablet devices. The app has been developed in collaboration with the Epilepsy Society, which previously
created an app for human patients. The canine epilepsy app, which was
launched during National Epilepsy Week in May, can be downloaded from Google Play for Android devices and from the App Store for Apple devices.
To help increase owners’ understanding of the condition, the app gives access to expert veterinary advice on managing epilepsy.This includes information about the condition, diagnosis methods and practical advice on what to do in the event of a seizure. It can also remind owners about each
medication their dog is due.
The app
supports vets
as owners can
convert their
dog’s medical
seizure diary and medication diary into a pdf file and send it directly to practices. There is also the option of recording detailed information of epileptic episodes, including what happened during and after
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