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Greetings from Toby's Foundation, 


On behalf of Toby’s Foundation I want to thank you for your support in the fight against canine epilepsy. We cannot do it without you. You encourage and inspire us. Our supporters and our beloved dogs are the heart and soul of our mission to stop canine epilepsy by supporting the research that can lead to a screening test and more effective treatments for dogs suffering from this disease. We are grateful to work with you to help protect our dogs from this disease.


This year has been unprecedented in the number of grants and principal investigators.  In 2016 Toby’s Foundation co-sponsored 5 grants in addition to two other grants that began in 2014. These 7 grants involved 6 different principal investigators. There is more interest today in canine epilepsy and researchers are gaining a better understanding of this disease.      


Please help us continue the fight against canine epilepsy by making a year-end tax deductible donation to Toby’s Foundation. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


We have succeeded in raising canine epilepsy awareness and supporting and encouraging canine epilepsy research. We are thankful for you. Thank you for standing with us .


Happy Holidays!


Warm regards,


Toby’s Mom

Pamela C. Douglas, J.D.

President, Toby’s Foundation

Making Tracks To Defeat Canine Epilepsy

Research News 

More grants! What a year 2016 has been! Toby's Foundation is pleased to announce that we are co-sponsoring these CHF grants:


Identification of a Novel Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Gene and Its Underlying Disease Mechanism

Dr. Hannes T Lohi, PhD, University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Institute of Genetics

Investigating a Ketogenic Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Supplement for the Treatment of Drug-Resistant Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy and Its Behavioral Comorbidities

Dr. Holger Andreas Volk, DVM, PhD, Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Identification of Genetic Risk Factors for Canine Epilepsy

Dr. Gary S. Johnson, DVM, PhD, University of Missouri, Columbia

For more information on these studies see our research page


Toby's Foundation is also co-sponsoring a CHF grant, Studying the Role of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Canine Epilepsy, and a MAF grant, Use of Accelerometry to Detect Seizure Activity in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy, as reported previously, for Dr. Karen R. Muñana, DVM, North Carolina State University.

More dogs are needed for these two research studies. Can your dog participate? Please see the recruitment criteria on our research updates page.

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Your gifts help us to support the research to find the genes responsible for canine epilepsy and develop a screening test and more effective treatments for dogs suffering from this disease.

Toby's Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our Federal Tax Identification number is 74-3135217. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 

Please check with your employer about a Matching Gifts program. 

If you would like to make a memorial or honorary gift to support canine epilepsy research, an acknowledgement card can be sent to whomever you specify. 

We accept donations online (see link below) or you may mail your check to: 

Toby's Foundation 

P.O. Box 7321 

Laguna Niguel , CA 92607

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AussiE-Update Volume IX, No. 64
December 6, 2016

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