Being EpiAware means that you and your vet know what is happening when your dog is having a seizure and when they are having them. Virbac has designed a useful Epilepsy Diary, which is available through your vets. Use the planner to record when the seizures occur over the next six months and the diary to record what happens when they do. On the first one or two, it is difficult to notice what is happening, but you should try to note how long the active part of the seizure lasts (even if you say about 1 minute, that is helpful).
After noting the time of day when they seizure, then try to recognise what they were doing at the time, where they were, if they had eaten recently and what happened when they seizured.
If you can and it is safe to do so, try to record a little bit of the seizure on your phone or tablet to show your vet as this can give a lot of useful information – but don’t worry if you cannot.
You should go back to your vets at least every six months for a check over to ensure everything is OK. They can check that the drug is at the right level by taking a blood sample. They may also do another test to see that everything internally is functioning correctly - they call this blood sample ‘haematology and biochemistry’. You can keep the results in the handy EpiAware folder – ask your veterinary practice if you do not yet have one.
If you need more Epilepsy Diary pages, you can print them from these EpiAware web pages and tuck them in to the diary or the folder.
Click on the images below if you need additional pages.
Planner Page Daily Page