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Can dogs sense when owner is about to experience episode od

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can dogs sense when owner is about to experience episode od dysautonomia?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 2 years ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question today. Just like an in person consult, I have some questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible...

What does Murphy do that makes you think he's picking up on it?

Has he always done these behaviors?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no...i have a condition called dysautonomia (i pass out without warning) and wondered if murphy could tune into it the way some dogs do to epilepsy seizures...
Expert:  Lisa replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

If he doesn't show signs of signaling you now, then it's hard to say if he senses it at all.

A lot of times a warning dog is naturally tuned in to these things...and often they alert with no training...such as a lab who will sort of stay really close to his owner who has seizures, and sort of pushes the owner towards a soft spot. Alert dogs can't really be trained, since it's impossible to pinpoint what is going on in the owners body at the time of the episode.

I hope this helps.

Expert:  Lisa replied 2 years ago.
Hi Ellen,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Murphy. How is everything going?