Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological disorder in
dogs, affecting an estimated 0.6 - 0.7% of the UK population. In
many cases epilepsy is a lifelong disease and a new article has
been added to the Kennel Club's Pet Health Information Pages to
provide support, information and useful resources to owners of
newly diagnosed dogs, or dogs under investigation. To read
the new epilepsy article please click here, or to
view the Pet Health Information section, please click here.
The article is the latest edition to the Kennel Club's recently
launched Pet Health Information web area, which aims to help owners
find out about health problems that may affect or be affecting
their dogs. These articles have been written by veterinary experts
on a wide range of topics, including anal gland impaction, obesity,
poisons, grass seed injuries and pyometra, to name a few.
The newly added epilepsy article has been written by Dr Rowena
Packer Clinical Investigations Postdoctoral Researcher at the Royal
Veterinary College (RVC) and Professor Holger Volk, Clinical
Director of the RVC Small Animal Referral Hospital and Professor of
Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary
The number of articles in the Pet Health Information section
will continue to grow, so please do check back sporadically to read
the latest additions to the area.