My sister's chocolate Labrador, Keane, has epilepsy and is having multiple fits every couple of months. He is currently on four tablets of Phenobarbitone twice a day, and this has been increased each time he has had seizures. He is constantly hungry and ironically is now not so keen on long walks which is leading to weight gain. It is heartbreaking to see such a wonderful and good natured dog go through this and I wondered if any Dogs Today readers could offer any advice?
Sarah Taylor, Cheshire, by email
We are very sorry to hear of the problems caused by Keane's epilepsy, and would suggest the Phyllis Croft Foundation for Canine Epilepsy as an excellent resource for owners of epileptic dogs, as the foundation is able to offer valuable advice and support.