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Reviewed by S. J. Francis for Readers' Favorite
I once had a dog that I rescued from a shelter at the age of seven that had epilepsy, which is one reason I chose to read and review this book. I researched a great deal about canine epilepsy after his adoption to be prepared for that inevitable day. Fortunately, he never had one seizure in the nearly three years we had him. Sadly, cancer took him but at least with us he knew what a forever home was. I wish I'd had Living with Canine Epilepsy by A. Piper Burgi back then, just in case. After reading this book, I realized just how very fortunate we were that our dog didn’t have any seizures. I always heard how scary a seizure was and this book illustrated it.
This is a biography of a pet owner who lived with two dogs that had epilepsy. Ms. Piper Burgi did a wonderful job of sharing her experiences, good and bad. In order to help her dogs, she experimented with changes in diet and medication. Her insight here is invaluable. There is no reason that special needs or handicapped dogs can’t enjoy life. Nor you. She proved that in Living with Canine Epilepsy.
This is an enjoyable and quick read. I highly recommend Living with Canine Epilepsy by A. Piper Burgi for owners of dogs with epilepsy. There is no reason that any dog owner couldn't benefit from it either. There are lots of photos she shared. She also provided a wealth of references for canine epilepsy and even some doggie recipes. A wonderful book.