Table 2 Summary of patient and dog populations shows no significant differences between groups of nonresponding (NR), seizure-responding (SRD), and subgroup of seizure-alerting (SAD) dogs

CharacteristicNRSRDSAD
Values are no. (%), unless otherwise indicated.
* Child’s age at first seizure occurring while living with the dog; values are means (25th, 75th percentiles).
GTC = generalized tonic-clonic.
Childn = 28n = 20n = 10
    Age,* y5.0 (1.9, 9.8)4.0 (2.5, 8.8)3.5 (1.6, 6.5)
    Gender
        Female20 (71)12 (60)7 (70)
        Male8 (29)8 (40)3 (30)
    Seizure frequency
        Daily11 (39)8 (40)4 (40)
        Weekly10 (36)7 (35)3 (30)
        Monthly7 (25)5 (25)3 (30)
    Seizure type
        Complex partial15 (41)10 (29)5 (33)
        GTC13 (35)13 (35)5 (33)
        Simple partial1 (3)0 (0)0 (0)
        Absence2 (5)2 (6)2 (13)
        Atypical absence3 (8)2 (6)1 (7)
        Myoclonic1 (3)3 (9)0 (0)
        Atonic2 (5)4 (12)2 (13)
        Total no. types373415
Dogn = 40n = 22n = 9
    Gender
        Female26 (65)14 (64)7 (78)
        Male14 (35)8 (36)2 (22)
    Size
        Large15 (38)15 (68)7 (78)
        Medium11 (28)2 (10)0 (0)
        Small14 (35)5 (24)2 (22)
    Breed
        Herding4 (10)2 (9)2 (22)
        Working7 (18)6 (27)3 (33)
        Hound0 (0)1 (5)0 (0)
        Sporting2 (5)1 (5)1 (11)
        Nonsporting3 (8)1 (5)1 (11)
        Terrier3 (8)1 (5)1 (11)
        Toy6 (15)1 (5)0 (0)
        Mix15 (38)9 (41)1 (11)