Frequently Asked Questions About the Database
Q: I submitted my dog, but I don't see my dog listed in the database. Why?
A: The database is not automated. Once you submit your dog's information it is sent to the webmaster who will manually build a page for your dog's information. It can take up to two weeks to add dogs to the database, though often times it is faster. The website is updated as often as the webmaster's schedule allows.
Q: Once I submit my dog's information, can I update it if medication/seizure frequency or diagnostics change?
A: Yes. We welcome sharing updates. Please contact the webmaster through the contact us page to share updates.
Q: I know of a dog that has epilepsy, but I don't see it listed in the database. Can I submit a dog I know of but I am not the owner or breeder?
A: No. Only owners or breeders are allowed to submit dogs information to the database. If you know of a dog not listed, please encourage the owner to submit the dog's information.
Q: I owned a dog in the past that was epileptic. It was so long ago that my dog and none of its siblings are alive anymore. Should I submit my dog's information?
A: Yes. The more information openly shared the more helpful the databases are. Dogs from previous generations may help breeders make educated decisions if they own dogs that are related (either directly or through the breadth of the pedigree).