My daughter is having seizure activity and is autistic. She just turned 4. Sometimes I get very worried when I leave her with people because what if they arnt paying attention to her and she has a seizure. She’s in Speech therapy, physical therapy, feeding therapy, and occupational therapy. They recommend a “buddy” system and having someone with her at all times. As nice as that sounds I don’t think it’s really possible for her to always have a person right next to her. Could she get a service dog? Do they even detect when a seizure happens?
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Yes but they cost so much I was told
Yes they have service dogs for seizures. And yes they do a good job.
Google the epilepsy foundation and see if they have any recommendations.
Yes there’s service dogs that alert to seizures. Unfortunately they’re expensive so you may have to raise money for one. I would also recommend you have the dog trained to do more than seizure alert.
yes dogs do detect seizures ive seen it done by someones service dog of there own or just a family pet .she has had seizures her dog detected it. and i myself have had a history of them and me being a stranger to the dog must have detected an onset for me i wasnt feeling greatest that day that this dog stayed by myside the whole time. this is a friend of mines family
Try contacting Medical Mutts At 317-991-5400. If they can’t help you, they’ll know who can. I read about them online. They sounded like they knew their stuff. I have an emotional support dog now. I’m thinking about getting a service dog in the future if I can get help from my insurance. It’s expensive, but worth it.
Just get yourself on a wait list now I guess it takes a while and yes you can do a GoFundMe. With all the things people have contributed to go find me for some pretty sure that this is a very fair request
I don’t know much about it, but i do know it’s very pricy & yes they do detect seizures! You’ll just have to do a lot of research online, which dog is best compatible for her & either buy as a puppy and put into service training or buy one alresdy trained
You need to get a dog that specializes in seizures. They’re very expensive though.
My little shih tzu and my German Shepherd Elkhound always let me know when to check my sugar and we never had them trained they can just since it and they wake me up if I’m asleep
Idk if dogs can since a seizure or not without being trained .
Put her story on TikTok ig twitter the world still has people that will help with the coasts of something’s do ur schooling and get the proof of what all you need and put her story out baby
You can and she sounds like a great candidate. I would 100% get in touch with dog trainers in your local community. Ask them and work with them. So many national service dog sites are extremely expensive and scammy. Your local trainers and dog service people will know who to recommend, who to stay away from, or may help you to pick and train a dog specifically for your girl and it will be less expensive. Regardless of how you go about it though, it is a big commitment and you will have to do some training either way. Sounds like it would be beneficial for her for sure.
You have to be 14 yrs of age, 18 in some states depends where you live, before you’re even permitted to have a service dog assigned to you…
I have a son that has seizures and one of my dogs alerted me once to a seizure- right time, right place. She had no training.
Yes, dogs detect when seizures happen. Ex had seizures and my dog, who wasn’t trained, knew when he was about to seize and would nudge him to the couch to try to make him sit down before the seizure came on.
They definitely know they work , they get training for that , and yes they will be a great help for your daughter but as everyone one says that are very extremely.
You can get her a normal dog to be with her I guess , so she is never alone , they might not be the greatest option but they will for sure bark if something is happening to her
Talk to your doctor, they can get your insurance to cover it…DO I NOW!!! It takes a while to get one.
Dogs are extremely sensitive to stuff like that. My boxer knew I was pregnant and was nudging my belly and I took a test the next day and she was very good with my kids and had even alerted me when one roller over in his sleep… He was fine, she just wasn’t sure how to handle that… Lol. But they can sense changes in the body.
Yes she can get a service dog but you can also get Respite care for her and they will be with her the entire time they are on the clock.
Yes they do and they react. One of my family used one for seizures. Her dog alerted her and others.
Contact a provider and fill out the application. They help you from there I believe
U can have a nurse go to school with her or a one on one aid
I’m not sure where your located, contact Roger Abshire USK9 one of the absolute best trainers & would avoid the hassle of going through your state
Seizure alert dogs are AMAZING. A friend of mine has one for her son, he detects a seizure BEFORE it happens and notifies one of the parents. I can tell you it took about a year of training.
I had a dog once that was able to sense when I was going to have a seizure… they do have dogs that can help with epilepsy…
I just lucked out with my mastiff, I got him from a shelter and my roomies noticed he always managed to get me to the floor a few minutes prior to an episode. No training just instinct, pretty rare, I really lucked out, lol…
Trained dogs that specialize in seizure activity are pricey, but worth it. I would find a reputable person though… seizure alert dogs are pretty awesome from what I’ve heard.
I can only imagine how hard and scary it is for you. I’m epileptic, so I’m the one with the… I’ve never had to experience watching…
Do some research before you proceed. A question you need to ask as well, your child being autistic, how does she do with animals she’s already interacted with? Did she like them or did she pull away? Some autistic children just don’t know how to feel about animals. I ask these questions with the utmost respect. I also have an autistic child and it’s a hit or miss if he likes the animals around him or not. If he doesn’t seek them out he ignores them. Not every child is the same of course just a thought.
Yes, to answer your question, a TRAINED therapy or service dog can and will detect a seizure, often before they have a chance to even start up. They are pricey but worth it if everything is done correctly. Make sure you get them from a reputation person because the way the world is now, I wouldn’t put it past someone to claim they have a trained dog but don’t. I wish y’all the best of luck in the future
I have a seizure alert dog, he alerts before I have them if possible and while I’m having them he sits by me, gets human help if needed, and helps calm me down when I wake up. I don’t go anywhere without him.
As much as this is a lovely idea. Leaving you child alone with a dog is not. Even if this dog is so extremely well trained, it isn’t safe to leave your child alone with them at such a young age. In my opinion.
At school she will need a nurse until she can handle the dog by herself. I never got a dog because my seizures stopped and I’m not a dog person. I’ve heard the work though.