Three main characteristics of epileptic seizures are:.
This is when a generalised seizure follows on from a focal seizure. Loud or sharp noises may prolong the seizure or make it worse. There are many reasons your dog may be shaking or trembling including stress or anxiety, cold, pain, muscular weakness, a neurological problems, chronic kidney disease and Generalized Tremor Syndrome GTS.
Under no circumstances should you put anything in your pet's mouth, including your hands. These effects generally disappear or decrease in the subsequent weeks due to your dog's body developing a tolerance to these drugs. Note the time that the seizure began so that you can determine how long the seizure lasts. Respiration also stops apnea.
Keeping a seizure diary may help identify triggers in your dog. Call if your dog has a seizure that lasts more than five minutes. Side effects vary with different AEDs. Potential common side effects of AED treatment include sleepiness, wobbliness, increased appetite and thirst, drooling, vomiting, diarrhoea, weakness of the back legs, weight gain, excitability, restlessness and behavioural changes.
Complex Partial Seizures Psychomotor or Behavioral: A seizure log is the first step in treating and monitoring a seizure disorder.
In secondary epilepsy, the cause can be determined—and there are many causes. These types of seizure pose a particularly high risk to your dog's health, can be life-threatening and an emergency:.
The time between seizures may be as brief as 5 to 10 seconds or as long as 4 to 6 hours. Records of these observations along with your seizure diary will be very useful information for your vet.
Most status patients usually suffer from generalized tonic-clonic seizures. It usually is not possible to stop the seizures altogether. You should never attempt to put anything in your dog's mouth, including your hands during a seizure. About Us.