First Aid : Dog Convulsions, Fits and Seizures
Convulsions, Fits and Seizures:
your dog from injuring itself. Do not put your hand in its mouth.
Keep your dog as quiet as possible and prevent it from falling.
Move him away from any sharp pointed objects such as tables by pulling
very gently on one leg.
to get him onto a soft rug, or try to put a blanket under his head.
in a seizure can easily hurt himself, so be sure that there is nothing
in the way when he is thrashing around.
attempt to handle your dog in any other way during a seizure because
it could be dangerous to you. Generally the episode will last only
2-3 minutes even though to you it might seem to last a very long
him quiet and in the dark after seizure as it will allow him to
recover as smoothly as possible. He’ll be dazed and confused; therefore
he needs you to comfort him. Spend some time sitting and holding
him, while speaking softly and soothing him.
dogs experience blindness, deafness, loss of balance, uncoordination,
loss of bladder and bowel control (if they haven’t yet), confusion,
your dog’s seizure lasts for longer than five minutes, seek immediate
emergency veterinary care!
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