Q. My puppy is very small she was fine and

Wed, Sep 20, 2023

My puppy is very small she was fine and been eating and drinking normal but the past two days she has had like what appears to be seizures and they are really bad she goes lifeless and they last about five minutes
What are causes & treatment?

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Seizures in dogs can be caused by several factors, including:

• Epilepsy: This is a common cause of seizures in dogs, especially in certain breeds. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures without any identifiable underlying cause.

• Toxicity: Ingestion of certain toxins or chemicals can lead to seizures. Common culprits include certain medications, household cleaning products, plants, and even some human foods.

• Infections: Certain viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections can affect the central nervous system and lead to seizures. Examples include distemper, rabies, and tick-borne diseases.

• Metabolic disorders: Some metabolic conditions, such as liver or kidney disease, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), or an imbalance in electrolytes, can trigger seizures.

Now, regarding what you can do at home before taking your pet to the hospital, it is crucial to prioritize your puppy's safety and comfort. During a seizure, it is important to remain calm and ensure that your puppy is in a safe environment, away from any objects that could cause injury. Avoid restraining your puppy during a seizure, as this can potentially lead to further harm.

In conclusion, I recommend taking your pup to the vet as soon as possible. Once the exact cause is determined, treatment should be given accordingly.

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