We’ve been asked by a researcher at the Clinical Investigations Centre at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) to help recruit for a food trial looking into the treatment of epilepsy.  A new diet has been developed with the aim of improving the management of epileptic dogs, not only by reducing seizure frequency, but also by decreasing the level of side-effects seen with standard antiepileptic drugs.

The research group have had over 20 dogs successfully complete this trial, and are now looking to recruit a further 10 dogs over the next 6 months.  The study is inclusive of all breeds, and the only inclusion criteria are that the dogs are suspected of having idiopathic epilepsy (have an unremarkable MRI and CSF analysis), and are between  ≥6 months and ≤11 years old.  As part of the study they get a free consult with an RVC neurologists, free diagnostic tests and a six month supply of dog food.

If you are interested in taking part, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more inforamtion or pick up a leaflet at our Championship show on Saturday.  Alternatively contact the RVC directly:

The Clinical Investigation Centre Tel: +44 (0) 1707 666605+44 (0) 1707 666605
Royal Veterinary College, Fax: +44 (0) 1707 666223
Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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