What To Do If Your Furry Animal Has A Seizure
A seizure is when an abnormal motor activity occurs in the brain and causes convulsions. It may be generalized, and the entire body is affected, or it can be one side of the face or one side of the body. When your pet has a seizure, it is very upsetting for you as an owner. We at Oakland Park Animal Hospital understand your fears, and we are here to help.
What Causes Seizures in Pets?
A pet having a seizure is a sign that an underlying problem is affecting the body. Genetics, abnormalities in the blood or electrolyte, brain tumors, injuries to the head, metabolic diseases, and toxin exposures are a few health complications that can trigger a seizure.
What Are the Symptoms of Seizures?
If your pet is having a seizure, he may collapse, stiffen, jerk, twitch, lose consciousness, drool, or have foam coming out of the mouth. He may do paddle motions or fall to the side as well.
What to Do When a Pet is Having a Seizure
The first thing you need to do is remain calm when see your pet seizing. Staying composed at a moment like this may be difficult, but your animal’s health depends on it as you need to make rational decisions. You need to make sure your pet is in a safe place when he is having a seizure so that he does not hurt himself. Close the door to the room or block off stairs if he is near a staircase. Soothe your pet, time the seizure, and call our vet staff right away. Immediately following the seizure, take him to our animal hospital for an evaluation.
Trust Our Compassionate Veterinarian For Pet Care
Our entire staff at Oakland Park Animal Hospital understands how scary pet seizures can be, and we are here to help your furry friend. We can do a thorough examination and testing to find the root of your pet’s seizures and treat them, so they don't keep occurring. Call 954-731-4228 if you have questions, or if your pet is seizing.