What to Do If Your Dog Has a Seizure
Seizures in dogs can be caused by many things, from trauma to tumors to poisoning. In some dogs, seizures occur periodically for unknown reasons in a condition called idiopathic epilepsy. Here’s what to do when a seizure occurs.
Sit with your dog during the seizure, talking soothingly to him.
Restrain him only if necessary to prevent him from hurting himself. During the seizure, he will have uncontrollable movements and may defecate or urinate.
Keep your dog quiet for 30 minutes after the seizure.
Take your dog to a veterinary neurologist for evaluation after the first seizure. And, if a seizure lasts longer than five minutes or recurs within two hours, take your dog immediately to a veterinarian or emergency clinic.
Do not attempt to pull the dog’s tongue out or in any way get near the mouth because you may be bitten.