Benign familial juvenile epilepsy is an inherited disease reported to affect Lagotto Romagnolo dogs. Affected dogs develop seizures between five to nine weeks of age but they resolve by about four months of age. Severely affected dogs may develop ataxia in addition to seizures. Because the early onset seizures reliably stop and are not associated with any other health problems, breeders have previously just regarded this finding as a known symptom of the breed. However, there are some reports of adult-onset seizures in this breed.

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