What to Do If Your Dog Has a Seizure

What to Do If Your Dog Has a Seizure

Dogs are part of the family. They are a part of our lives, and we want them to be as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, there are some situations when a dog’s health can be compromised. These situations are called seizure disorders, and they are a common concern for dog owners. How can owners combat these disorders? How can they prevent them from happening in the first place? What types of seizures do dogs experience? Here’s a round-up of the most common seizure disorders, and how to deal with them.

Why Do Dogs Have Seizures?

Dogs’ complex brains can be overstimulated, and this can lead to a variety of problems in the dog. Some dogs will simply experience a decrease in the amount of oxygen in their brain. This occurs when a dog has suffered a traumatic injury. This can cause them to experience increased breathing rates, a shortness of breath, and a lack of coordination. Other dogs’ brains are prone to getting overstimulated from the activity around them. Humans are one of these things, but with dogs, it is caused by excitement and other stimuli, such as an increase in exercise levels or foods. Dogs don’t often have seizures, but when they do, they can become very ill and need help in a veterinary clinic. How Can Dogs Have Seizures? Dogs that have seizures don’t always have seizures with a single cause.

Three Phases of a Seizure

Let’s talk a little about how dogs actually get the seizures. Let’s be honest: No one wants to think about dog epilepsy, but this can actually be really helpful in the fight against it. Knowing the main types of seizures will make it easier for you to tell your vet what’s going on. The three main kinds of seizure disorders are: Springfield Syndrome Exudative Epilepsy Both of these types of seizures involve what’s called a sudden increase in muscle tone. They happen in the same way: The dog starts to get up and move around The dog starts licking or chewing on its paws or paws, ears, or neck The dog starts to pant or tremble Any of these behaviors may seem odd to you, but they are all symptoms of a seizure.

What to Do During a Seizure

When it comes to seizures in dogs, you’re going to want to be very aware. The severity of a dog’s seizure depends on several factors. Some of the most important factors include: The dog’s age. Many seizures begin in young dogs, while older dogs are most often affected. The duration. The dog’s body has no control of how long it experiences the seizure. The number of seizure types the dog experiences. The more kinds of seizure the dog has, the more severe its symptoms will be. Dogs experience numerous types of seizures, including: Simple partial seizures. These are the least common type of seizure in dogs. These begin with a dog looking around and not responding. A second seizure quickly follows. Dogs will often be unable to walk or even stand.


If your dog experiences a seizure, it’s important to do the following: Call your vet immediately. Sometimes the first thing the vet will suggest is a seizure medication or medication, especially in cases where the seizure is not caused by a medical condition. Check to see if your dog needs seizure medication. It’s a good idea to talk to your vet before you treat your dog with any seizure medication, as well as before you treat any other form of medication for your dog. Sometimes the first thing the vet will suggest is a seizure medication or medication, especially in cases where the seizure is not caused by a medical condition. Check to see if your dog needs seizure medication.

Diagnostic Process

After examining the dog’s medical history and discussing all the reasons the dog may have a seizure, a neurologist will look at the dog’s neurology. This process involves many tests and a final diagnosis. This is when a dog is diagnosed with a seizure disorder, or any other medical condition. What Are Epileptic Seizures? While it’s common for people to refer to a dog’s seizure as a “spell,” the condition is actually referred to as an epileptic seizure. Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes seizures, and dogs are susceptible to them just as humans are. The cause of seizure disorders in dogs is unknown, but they are often caused by a combination of factors. Dogs who undergo neurological testing can identify abnormalities in the brain that can lead to seizure disorders.


Pets are part of the family, and we want to keep them happy and healthy. We don’t want to see our pets in distress. We don’t want to see them acting out of character. We don’t want to see them having seizures. Please note that if a dog has a seizure, they need veterinary care and attention to get them well. We also need to be careful with food. Too much of anything can cause a seizure. For example, too much table food can cause digestive problems. It’s always best to stick with dog-friendly, human-edible food. Don’t be too worried if your dog is having a seizure; dogs are built to survive them. They can be induced by the use of certain drugs. Stay tuned for part two of this post.

Leave a Reply