Simply reading the words “kitten seizures” is almost enough to induce a seizure for any animal-lover. Tiny, roly-poly kittens suddenly violently shaking and convulsing? It seems unthinkable – but it’s more common than you think. Like their canine counterparts, many cats are predisposed to congenital epilepsy. But other factors can cause seizures in kittens as…Read More
Epilepsy in Cats Epilepsy, also known as status epilepticus, is brain disorder that causes cats to have recurring, unforeseen and uncontrollable seizures while conscious or unconscious. If these seizures are caused by unknown reasons, this is called idiopathic epilepsy. Known causes for seizures include congenital defects, abnormal glucose levels, tumors, infections, reactions to medications, toxins,…Read More
You’ve seen it before – the whimpering, the legs thrusting forward as if your dog is chasing a rabbit through a field in his own dreamscape. It’s comforting to imagine your dog bounding, unleashed through a meadow and enjoying himself. But as many pet owners know, sometimes those cute leg thrusts and seemingly innocent yelps…Read More
One minute your dog is playing like normal, and the next he appears to be unconscious, though his legs are doing the doggie paddle. This horrifying scene can send any puppy lover into a panic. Your dog is having a seizure. Dog seizures occur in four distinct stages. While you can’t keep an eye on…Read More
Epileptic seizures in dogs can happen at a moment’s notice and pet owners might wonder what to do if the time comes. Just like in humans, seizures in dogs can be unpredictable and scary, which is why it is crucial to understand what canine seizures look like and what to do if your furry friend…Read More
Feline epilepsy usually occurs within the first to fourth years of age. Seizures in cats do not occur nearly as frequently as they do in dogs, and are relatively rare occurrences. However, epilepsy is present in any and all cat breeds, which is why it’s important for cat owners to familiarize themselves with the causes,…Read More
Seizures are scary! Feel better prepared with these great resources.