Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Orange County, CA
I cannot address the seizure alert, but I can tell you about a service dog that alerts. Fiona is my service dog for fibromyalgia and spondylolisthesis. I was accepted by an organization to get a service dog, but needed to raise $24k in donations to "pay" for the dog. Through a divine appointment, I met a dog trainer who trains service dogs. He said that he needed to pick the puppy, because it had to have the right temperament. About 6 months later, he had a puppy he thought had the right temperament.
It was a crap shoot, but it has worked out awesomely. I am also diabetic, but he could not train to alert to that. However, Fiona started to notice a change in my smell. She would repeatedly sniff my behind. We did not figure out until a few weeks later, that "ok, she does it when my #s are high"
So do I think a dog can alert to seizure, yes. Fiona seems to know when I am about to have a dizzy spell. She will cross behind me, so the leash is tight across the back of my legs. She was not trained for that either. You just need to find the right dog. Start with finding a trainer in your area that can come work with you in your home.
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Handler for Service Dog, Fiona Van Sandstein (5/23/12 -- )