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Pet Seizures

Veterinary Care for Pet Seizures

Pet seizures can be more than traumatic for your pet. It is usually a sign that there is something else going on. When you are in the area of Reisterstown, you can depend on our animal hospital. TLC for Pets offers the veterinary care that your pet needs to improve their health and provide you with greater peace of mind.


What triggers seizures in pets?

A variety of different things can cause a seizure in your pet. Idiopathic epilepsy is one of the most common reasons, particularly within dogs. However, there may be other health conditions, too. This can include liver disease, brain tumors, and more.

You do not want to ignore a seizure within your pet as it can identify that there are serious health conditions. There is no way to know if it was a one-time occurrence or if it will happen again until you make an appointment with a veterinarian.

What are the signs of a seizure?

How do you know if it is a seizure or not? If you are not sure whether you should get your pet immediate veterinary care, it is usually best to err on the side of caution.

Some of the most common signs of a seizure include:

  • Stiffening
  • Muscle twitching
  • Jerking body movements
  • Chomping or tongue chewing
  • Foaming at mouth
  • Drooling (excessively)
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of bodily functions

Some seizures are more serious than others. If you notice your pet is having a seizure, try to keep them safe. However, do not try to hold them down as it can cause even more problems. Once the seizure has ended, call for a veterinary appointment.

How to Get Your Pet the Help They Need

By bringing your pet into TLC for pets, our animal hospital can provide the care that they need. We will ask a number of questions, including what took place during the seizure and how often they occur. After performing a physical exam, we may request additional diagnostics, including an MRI and blood work.

Our goal is to diagnose your pet to ensure we know the right form of treatment. Depending on what is going on, there may be a need for medication, surgery, or something else. It all starts with knowing what is going on with your pet’s health.

Book Your Appointment with Our Veterinarian Today

We offer convenient hours seven days a week to ensure that your pet gets the care that they need. Whether you notice problems first thing in the morning, in the evening, or over the weekend, we are available to see your pet right away. Simply call us when you are on the way so that we’re ready for you at TLC for Pets in Reisterstown.