At Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, our goal is to ensure that those living with a disability or illness have a chance at living a full, meaningful life. We also understand that any illness, whether large or small, can get in the way of achieving this. Through our service dogs, we are able to complete our mission in providing safety and independence to those who suffer from seizure disorder. Read to learn how you can find comfort through seizure disorder.
What is Seizure Disorder?
Seizure disorder is characterized as an invisible illness, meaning it is a disability that is not apparent to the general public. It is a condition where uncontrolled electrical activity occurs in the brain. During a seizure, uncontrollable shaking can occur, as well as unconsciousness and unawareness. Seizures can be unpredictable, causing the person affected by the disorder harm in any environment, whether publicly or at home. Because they can occur at unexpected times, those who suffer from it find themselves in fear, anxiety and a sense of a loss of control. Living with seizure disorder can be a hardship not only for the person affected but for their loved ones as well. The care worry and fear for your loved one can be extensive.
How to Combat Fear in Seizure Disorder
When there is no way around an invisible illness, seizure response dogs provide hope and security for those looking to lead a normal life free from fear. They are fully trained to give those with seizure disorder protection during and after a seizure. Some benefits of seizure response dogs include:
- Activating a life alert system and retrieving help during a seizure
- Guarding their handler in a public setting during a seizure
- Stimulating their handler if they fall unconscious
Those with invisible illness and their loved ones carry a fear that danger might strike in a location where help can not be found. With a service dog, you know you are protected from the damaging effects of seizure disorder. When leading a full life through public events, school, grocery shopping and more, fear of the effects of seizures lessens with a service dog.
More About SDWR Seizure Response Dogs
The benefits of seizure response dogs doesn’t end there. Yes, you will always find physical protection through your service dog. You will also be surprised that your seizure dog provides a great, satisfying sense of companionship and independence. With a friend with you by your side, loving and protecting you, feeling happiness is not hard. The isolation one may feel through living with an invisible illness can always be combated with the loving nature of a SDWR service dog. As service dog providers, SDWR would also like to note that seizure response dogs do not alert for seizure, they help in the time of need and after a seizure has occurred.
To learn more about seizure dogs for kids and adults, contact Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers today.