Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome (formerly known as Spikes disease) is a recently recognised canine health problem in Border terriers.

Many of the symptoms have been confused with Canine epilepsy. CECS is also being considered metabolic, neurological or muscular disorder. Symptoms vary and could include any or all of the symptoms. Your dog will be conscious throughout the episode.

  • Staggering
  • Dizziness Exaggerated stretching
  • Unusually slow posturing when walking
  • Trembling
  • Abdominal and lumbar muscle contractions
  • Falling over
  • Struggling to rise but unable to do so.
  • Loud intestine noises
  • Ailments a cramping dog can suffer from besides cramping like e.g. itchy feet, obsessive licking of the feet, chronic ear infection, anal gland problems, eczema, hotspots, bloody diarrhoea or ADH behaviour.
  • Border terriers can suffer from this condition at any time in their life.
  • This could be anything from one episode to several.


Further Reading

‘Understanding Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome’ has been written with the pet owner in mind. It is easy to understand and answers most questions asked by owners when dealing with a dog who suffers from this condition.

The information in this book is taken from my own research and findings into CECS. It is intended for educational purposes and is not meant to replace veterinary medical treatment. Due to CECS being very similar to other conditions you must consult your vet to rule out other illnesses.

It answers frequently asked questions when dealing with CECS and how to manage the condition. Also included helpful information regarding diets, nutrition, alternative medicine, explaining diagnostic tests as well as explaining what the ingredient means listed on your dog food.

Essential for the Border Terrier owner and other breeds who suffer from CECS.

  • What is CECS?
  • Includes frequently asked questions by owners
  • How to manage the condition
  • General information on Dog's health, diet and medications
  • Results from my own findings when researching CECS

The book can be purchased through this website or can be ordered through Amazon 




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