A veterinarian’s advice on dealing with seizures in dogs

Watching your dog have a seizure can be a terrifying experience and it’s important to remain calm and try to keep the dog comfortable and quiet. Do not try to pull out their tongue or move them while the seizure is happening. Know that they may lose control of their bowels and bladder, so grabbing […]

How do you prevent your dog from having seizures?

The most effective way to prevent your dog from having further seizures is with the use of medication that has been prescribed by your veterinarian. The general rule of thumb for when to start seizure medications are: If a dog has clusters (more than 1 seizure in a 24 hour period)  If a dog has […]

When should you see a vet about your dog’s seizures?

You should contact your vet after you first notice that your dog is having seizures. They will do a full physical exam and test bloodwork to determine if there is any obvious underlying cause that could be causing the seizures.  Your vet may or may not choose to prescribe medication. They may also choose to […]

What can you do when your dog is having a seizure?

When your dog is having a seizure, your biggest concern is for their safety. Given that collapse or jerking motions are usually displayed, move away any nearby hazards to avoid potential injuries.  If you are unable to remove the hazards, add a cushion or blanket as padding in case your dog thrashes up against it. […]

What causes seizures in dogs?

There are numerous things that could potentially cause a seizure in your dog. You’ll need to see your vet to determine the underlying cause through a proper diagnosis. Although not a comprehensive list, the following causes have been linked to canine seizures:   Toxins or Poisoning There is a long list of toxins that can […]

What are signs that your dog is having a seizure?

So what do dog seizures look like? Similar to human seizures, there is usually collapse, involuntary movement and often loss of consciousness followed by disorientation and confusion.  Not all seizures look the same but there are some common symptoms that dog owners should be aware of. Other signs that your dog is a having a […]

What are seizures in dogs?

Put in simple terms, a seizure is a neurological condition caused by an electrical disturbance in the cerebral cortex of the brain that is sudden and uncontrolled. It’s also one of the most frequently reported neurological conditions in dogs. When a dog experiences repeated episodes of seizures, epilepsy is the term often used to describe […]