Seizures In Dogs

This is one of the scariest things to ever deal with in your beloved pet.  Your not sure what is going on ………

It is very important to keep a record of the events (or even better to video tape an event for your vet) in order to help find the reason for the seizures.  If you can’t video, try to write everything down as you remember it; the onset, what might have triggered it, how long it lasted, the dogs reaction (did it start with back end weakness, somewhere else, etc.)

This is all very important for diagnosis.

It can be a number of reasons; epilepsy, allergies, cilliac disease and others.

Here is a link for more info:

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/seizures-general-for-dogs/903

I recently read about using an icepack during an episode to cut down on the stress and duration of the seizure.  I know people on line that have used this method with success and it sounds great.

http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/icepack.htm

I so hope this blog will help someone dealing with seizures in their beloved dog.

If you see some type of episode with your dog and you are not sure of what it is, or if it may be a seizure, please contact your vet immediately.

Patty

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