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.
Seizures in Broken Arrow Dogs: Causes and Symptoms
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.
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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.
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