Epilepsy Dog

Discussion in 'Labradors in Service' started by drjs@5, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. drjs@5

    drjs@5 Moderator Forum Supporter

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    I saw this shared on Facebook this afternoon. Its very interesting.

    ***SOME PEOPLE MIGHT FIND THIS DISTRESSING***

    It depicts a lady who had been warned by her dog (Poppy) that she was to have a seizure and had gone to her bed. Poppy watches over her during the seizure and (quite frankly) licks her into submission! If you read the bit underneath it explains the licking though.
    I thought it gave a good insight into another aspect of service dogs. It does depict a possibly alarming seizure, so be aware if you watch it.

    https://youtu.be/LN5mkFz0K44
     
  2. MaccieD

    MaccieD Guest

    What a fantastic dog and the explanation of the licking is very interesting, and probably not something you could train. Lovely to see her lay down beside her owner as she improves after the seizure but still very alert and monitoring.
     
  3. Naya

    Naya Supporting Member Forum Supporter

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    Amazing dog
     
  4. snowbunny

    snowbunny Administrator Forum Supporter

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    I saw this earlier. The licking was described on the FB post as being designed to clear saliva which can cause choking, to help bring her back from the seizure and to give comfort when she comes around, because often sufferers are scared when they do. So I imagine it's very much part of the training.
     

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