Tips for Managing Epilepsy in Dogs

As with humans, dog seizures can occur for a myriad of reasons across an entire range of ages. They are the most common neurological disorder found in dogs. Types of Seizures in Dogs Epileptic seizures can range from mild, barely noticeable “focal” or “partial” seizures to generalized “tonic clonic” or “grand mal” seizures. Focal seizure…

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Can Dogs Get Seizures?

The short answer is yes, they can. Seizures are a common condition for dogs. It’s one of the most frequently reported neurological issues they can suffer from. What Is a Seizure? Essentially, a seizure is a disturbance in normal brain activity, often coupled with uncontrollable muscle spasms, twitching, stiffening, and other physical signs. When a…

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What Causes Seizures in Older Cats?

Just like people, some pets will suffer from seizures throughout their lives. Of household pets, dogs are the most likely to have seizures, as many suffer from Idiopathic Epilepsy. But cats can suffer from seizures too – especially older cats. While Idiopathic Epilepsy is generally a lifelong condition that appears young in dogs and cats…

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What Triggers Seizures in Dogs?

Dog seizures are scary not just for the dog that’s actually experiencing the seizure, but also for you, the owner. This is especially true if you witness your dog having a seizure, which is one of the most frightening experiences you can have as a pet owner. Much of this fear comes from the unknown.…

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Understanding Seizure Symptoms in Dogs

When your dog has a seizure, it’s a scary event. Twitching, rolling around, panting and foaming at the mouth make your dog look like he has been poisoned, or attacked by some invisible force. As a dog owner, you will feel helpless and worried. This is because you may not know that your dog is…

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What to Do If Your Cat is Having a Seizure

Hopefully your beloved cat will be completely healthy for his entire life, but unfortunately, that’s generally not the way life works. At some point, your cat may even experience a seizure, which is scary for both pet and owner. When this occurs, your first reaction might be to panic, but this isn’t helpful for anyone.…

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How to Tell if a Cat is Having a Seizure

Cats are funny. You never know how your cat is going to react to certain things. Moving to a new house might result in him sitting in the bathroom sink in protest for a week and shooting angry glances at you as if you just took away his catnip stash. Adding a new dog to…

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Why Do Old Dogs Have Seizures?

No matter how old your dog is, when they have a seizure, it’s a terrifying experience. As your dog ages, health issues tend to crop up more frequently – and you spend more time worrying about them. Despite appearing to be life-threatening, most seizures do not affect dogs long-term. But it all depends on what…

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Can Seizures in Dogs Cause Brain Damage?

Witnessing your dog having a seizure can be a traumatizing experience. When your dog is shaking uncontrollably on the ground, you feel helpless and scared. But seizures are relatively common, especially for certain breeds. Owners, understandably, worry about the long-term effects of seizures for dogs. Most seizures result in little to no side effects, but…

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Cluster Seizures in Dogs

As a pet owner, seeing your dog have a seizure can be one of the most frightening experiences you’ll have. Seizures are often sudden, seemingly occur without reason and leave you feeling helpless as the owner. There are a variety of different types of seizures found in dogs. However, one very important type of dog…

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