How Do Seizure Alert Dogs Know That a Seizure Is Coming?

Soon, people with epilepsy may be able to regain their independence because of man’s best friend; “seizure-alert dogs” are able to predict a seizure before it happens and alert their owners to find a safe space. How they do this isn’t proven, but research suggests the dogs may be picking up on scent changes just before a seizure: metabolic stress and other physiological changes before a seizure release volatile organic compounds, which dogs can then detect. Read full article here


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