Seizures in Dogs

seizures in dogs

After a seizure, dogs will usually have a recovery period of up to 24 hours, and this period is generally marked by confusion and disorientation.

Most dogs with epilepsy have one or more cluster seizures or epilepsy episodes. This leads to a shorter lifespan, usually eight years, versus the 11 years for dogs without these problems.

If your dog has a seizure that lasts more than three minutes, it needs to be treated right away by a vet. If they have several episodes in a short amount of time and do not wake up between seizures, he needs to see a vet as soon as possible.

Like BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin, certain chemicals might increase seizure activity. You should avoid giving your dog organ meats (livers and kidneys) at first, and it has also been suggested that pups with seizures eat food without gluten.

If you have a Belgian Tervuren, Shetland sheepdog, beagle, Labrador retriever, golden retriever, keeshond, or vizsla, they are more likely to have seizures. Other breeds of dogs that are more prone to having seizures are the Finnish spitz, Bernese mountain dog, Irish wolfhound, and English springer spaniel.