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What to Do If Your Dog Has a Seizure?

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Many dogs suffer from seizures.  This article explains seizures and gives good information on what to look for and what you can do.  As a dog owner, I have had two dogs who had epilepsy and suffered from them regularly.  Seizures look terrible and they are indeed dangerous, but often dogs can recover quickly and sometimes they don’t seem to know that they have even just had one.  There is no cure for seizures, but you can manage them with proper medication.  This requires a lot of responsibility.  Administering the medicine at the appropriate time, keeping your dog hydrated, and being there to protect him during a seizure are all very important.  Your dog can easily injure himself during a seizure, so it is important to make sure he does not bang his head or limbs against anything.

Kreg Atterberry

Seizures in Broken Arrow Dogs: Causes and Symptoms

By WebMd

Your usually happy-go-lucky pooch seems unsteady and confused. Then he flops to the floor. Even though he’s unconscious, he looks like he’s treading water. He’s having a seizure. Why is this happening, and what can you do?

If your dog has them often, he may have a seizure disorder. Another name for that is epilepsy. Abnormal, uncontrolled bursts of electrical activity in your dog’s brain cause seizures, affecting how he looks and how he behaves. Seizures in Broken Arrow dogs can look like a twitch or uncontrollable shaking and can last from less than a minute to several minutes.

seizures in Broken Arrow dogsWhat Can Cause Seizures in Broken Arrow Dogs?

  • Liver disease
  • Low or high blood sugar
  • Kidney disease
  • Electrolyte problems
  • Anemia
  • Head injury
  • Encephalitis
  • Strokes
  • Brain cancer
  • Eat Poison

 

What Are the Symptoms of Seizures?

Symptoms can include collapsing, jerking, stiffening, muscle twitching, loss of consciousness, drooling, chomping, tongue chewing, or foaming at the mouth. Dogs can fall to the side and make paddling motions with their legs. They sometimes poop or pee during the seizure.

Some dogs may look dazed, seem unsteady or confused, or stare off into space before a seizure. Afterward, your dog may be disoriented, wobbly, or temporarily blind. He may walk in circles and bump into things. He might have a lot of drool on his chin and could be bleeding in his mouth if he bit himself. He may try to hide.

Read more at WebMD

 

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Kreg Atterberry is a writer of veterinary articles and the owner of Veterinary Marketing Done For You, a veterinary marketing company helping veterinary clinics and animal hospitals get found and dominate their local online searches.

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