Pet Seizures

The Veterinarians at Waldorf Emergency Care Are Here to Help Treat Your Pet’ Seizures

We look at pets as an extension of our family, which is why when they’re not feeling well, we try to do everything we can to alleviate their pain and suffering. Some pets have ongoing maladies such as seizures, which makes proper emergency pet care critical. Our team at Waldorf Emergency Care in Waldorf treats your pet as if it were their own. We have a highly qualified team of veterinarians that provide the highest quality of urgent care treatments for pets with seizures and other ailments.


How to Recognize Pet Seizures

In order to get proper care for your pet that may suffer from seizures (also known as epilepsy), you need to know the symptoms.

If your pet has any of these symptoms, you should seek immediate veterinary care:

  • Your pet collapses, stiffens, begins jerking, or has muscle twitching
  • Loss of consciousness, excess drooling, or mouth foaming
  • Loss of bladder and bowel control

After the seizure, your pet may seem confused, disoriented, or be unsteady on its feet. In some cases, it may experience temporary blindness and bump into things. It may even try to hide from you and be alone.

Different Types of Animal Seizures

There are a couple of different types of seizures your pet can experience.

  • Grand Mal Seizure: Grand mal is the most common type of seizure, and it can lead your pet to lose consciousness and have convulsions. This seizure happens when there is an abnormal electrical activity in the animal’s brain. Grand Mal seizures are typically short, from seconds to a few minutes.
  • Psychomotor Seizure: This type of seizure will make your pet to act strange for a few minutes and may not be immediately obvious to you. Your animal may start attacking an object that isn’t there or suddenly chase its tail. Your pet’s actions will always be the same each time it has a psychomotor seizure.
  • Idiopathic Epilepsy:  Idiopathic Epilepsy has unknown causes, which make it difficult to treat. It typically begins between the ages of 6-months and 6 -years of age. This type of seizure is more common in collies, shepherds, beagles, and Labrador retrievers.

Immediate Urgent Care Treatment for Your Pet at Waldorf Emergency Pet Care

Proper healthcare is extremely important for your pet’s overall health. Unforeseen health problems and injuries can occur at any time. Our team at Waldorf Emergency Care is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. If you live in the Waldorf, Maryland, area, and have a pet situation or emergency, call our dedicated emergency pet care team today at 301-705-9700. 


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