What Happens?

  • Most seizures are caused by idiopathic epilepsy (basically, we don’t know why it happens)
  • Seizures can also be caused by liver disease, low blood sugar, toxins, and other causes


What Does It Look Like?

  • Shaking, tremors, strange facial movements, unable to stand, paddling with paws
  • Sometimes will see loss of bowel and/or bladder
  • Pets are unresponsive during and for a short period after seizures


What Do You Do?

  • Do not try to help or restrain your pet during a seizure and keep your hands away from their mouth - they can accidentally bite you during the seizure
  • There is no home treatment for seizures - have them checked by a veterinarian as soon as possible because they can continue to have seizures.