What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
Other than their irregular sleep cycles and tendency to collapse when excited, narcoleptic dogs are perfectly normal dogs.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
Signs are first apparent between 1-6 months of age.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
Genetic testing and clinical signs are used to diagnose this disease.
How is this condition treated?
Affected dogs enjoy a normal lifespan and quality of life with no treatment.
What actions should I take if my dog is affected?
- Most owners with narcoleptic dogs try to keep their dogs from becoming regularly overstimulated.