The Royal Veterinary College’s free pet epilepsy tracker app is a new and interactive way to manage your pet’s epilepsy. Key features include:
• Seizure log: allowing you to record the details of your pet’s seizures, including what they look like, what happens during and after them, and how often they have them
• Medication log: allowing you to record details of all of your pet’s medications, their doses and how often they should be given
• Medication reminders: allowing you to set up a reminder alarm for when you should give your pet their medication, allowing for separate alarms for each medication prescribed
• My Pet: allowing you to record your pet’s details, including information about their epilepsy diagnosis and tests carried out, a notes function to record any questions you want to ask your vet, and a contacts log to save details of relevant professionals to have quick access to
• Export function: allowing you to package and send your pet’s seizure diary, medication diary and medical history by email to your vet or any other email account
• Sharing function: for you to anonymously share your pet’s medical history, seizure and medication diaries with the RVC to contribute to future research into canine epilepsy
• Educational material: a wealth of information is included in the app, from the basics of what epilepsy is, how it is diagnosed and identifying different seizure types, to practical advice on what to do when a seizure strikes and good medication practice.
Free, no subscription fees.
Every effort is made to ensure that all information is correct within the app. Please note that information is intended primarily for a UK audience and may change after publishing of the app. This information is not a substitute for advice from your own vets. RVC is not responsible for any actions taken as a result of using this information.
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Keeping detailed records of your dog’s seizures is key to helping you and your vet minimize the negatives related to epilepsy. I was thrilled to learn of this app through a Facebook group that focuses on canine epilepsy. This past weekend the app stopped opening for many group members. The developer says they’re “working on it” but I fear all my info has been lost. Detailed seizure descriptions, medications and notes all gone. So if you do use this app -and can get it to load - figure out how to download the info you input in case the app stops working for you too.
After a couple of weeks (apparently they ran into unforeseen complications) they got the app back up and running. ALL my info was there! I uploaded another seizure event and then downloaded my full log, just in case.
Fix the dates already
It seems people have been complaining about the problem with the days of the week showing incorrectly for years on this app. Recognizing triggers is very important with seizure treatment and when your app is saving incorrect info no matter what we enter in the log, it is not helpful! It consistently shows the date we enter but once saved, the day of the week is recorded incorrectly. Many people have discovered that their dogs seizures are a result of house cleaning or yard services and the chemicals being used that occur on a particular day of the week. Knowing the day of the week helps to recognize trends (triggers) so we know what to avoid and change! Fix this issue!
So much good and one annoyance
Such a helpful app- tracks details of seizures, before/after notes, medications and dosage. Tons of info you can populate if you want to. The annoyance, mentioned in other reviews, is the day of week and date are off. It’s really confusing though at the end of the day, tracking isn’t literally affected. It would be great to see this fixed!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.