Grand mal seizures

Diagnosing Seizures in a Dog: Is It Epilepsy?–Cletus’ Story. What Would You Do if It Was Your Dog?

Diagnosing Seizures in a Dog: Is It Epilepsy?–Cletus’ Story. What Would You Do if It Was Your Dog?

Seizures in dogs can have many different causes. Diagnosing seizures in a dog isn’t always straightforward. Veterinarians use the term epilepsy to describe any illness that causes recurrent seizures. That is, however, different from inheritable idiopathic epilepsy which is a seizure disorder with an unknown cause. Above all, assuming the cause cannot be known is that an identifiable problem might…

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Senior Canine Seizures: Harley’s Story

Senior Canine Seizures: Harley’s Story

I don’t know anybody who has as much experience with canine seizures as my friend over at fivesibes.com. Her blog is an invaluable resource for anybody whose dog was diagnosed with canine epilepsy. Huskies are a beautiful, intelligent, friendly and relatively healthy breed. They are, however, one of the breeds with an increased predisposition to idiopathic epilepsy. If you love…

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Are Convulsions or Seizures an Emergency?

Are Convulsions or Seizures an Emergency?

Every first-time seizure should be treated as an emergency. If you have a dog diagnosed and medicated for epilepsy, they might still get a seizure from time to time. If the seizure passes quickly, given you already know what is going on, such an event might not be an emergency. That is a different situation if your dog starts convulsing…

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Seizures in Dogs: All From a Tooth Abscess? “Help, Roxy Fell”

Seizures in Dogs: All From a Tooth Abscess? “Help, Roxy Fell”

Even though canine epilepsy is what people think about when they hear about seizures, seizures in dogs can have numerous causes. The potential causes of canine seizures include toxins infections liver or kidney failure too low or too high blood glucose electrolyte abnormalities high blood pressure tumors It is important not to jump to the epilepsy conclusion without ruling all…

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