Pet Seizures

An Overview of the Causes and Treatments of Pet Seizures

It is important for everyone to make sure that their pet has access to reliable healthcare services. Like people, it is important for pets to receive regular checkups every year. This provides the vet with an opportunity to catch potential health issues before they get out of hand. On the other hand, there are times when pets might need access to emergency pet care or urgent pet care. At Forever Vets Animal Hospital, we are here to make sure that everyone in Orlando and Hunter's Creek has access to a reliable veterinarian.


What Are Seizures?

The brain is a complex network of neurons that have to work together to pass, interpret, and respond to motor and sensory signals throughout the body. These neurons are supposed to work in a coordinated manner. When neurons start to fire in an uncoordinated manner, the result is seizures.

Seizures can present in a variety of ways. The most common seizure is called a tonic-clonic seizure, which is what people think about when they see the entire body shaking. This can be scary for a pet owner to see. The good news is that there are treatment options available.

How Are Seizures Treated?

Most seizures don’t last long enough to require immediate care.  Instead, treatment for seizures is centered around preventing future occurrences. We work hard to figure out the cause of our patient’s seizures so that we can prevent them from ever happening again. Sometimes, seizures develop following a blow to the head. In other cases, seizures might develop due to a chronic medical condition such as epilepsy. We will handle this issue on a case by case basis and work with every pet owner to help his or her furry friend.

Contact Forever Vets Animal Hospital Today to Make an Appointment

At Forever Vets Animal Hospital, it is our goal to make sure that everyone in Orlando and Hunter's Creek has access to a compassionate veterinarian. We know that it is scary to see a pet suffer from seizures. Pet owners might not know how they are supposed to react in this situation. We are here to help. If you have questions or concerns about the health of your pet, please call us today to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

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