Pet Seizures

Pet Seizures and Pet Emergency Care

If your pet is suffering from seizures, it may be due to a serious underlying medical condition. If your animal companion suffers from a seizure, contact a veterinarian. Pet emergency care may be in order. It’s also wise to keep an eye out for other potentially serious symptoms, such as pet vomit or diarrhea. Get in touch with us at Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, TX, for all your pet care needs. 


The underlying condition causing seizures may be chronic, perhaps caused by genetic epilepsy, or another pervasive condition. Pet seizures can also be caused by acute medical emergencies, like heat stroke.

Treatment will depend on what’s causing your pet’s condition. Often, vaccines are crucial for preventing conditions that can cause seizures, including rabies. In some situations, pet surgery may be appropriate. Various medications might help prevent seizures or otherwise make them more controllable.

The Common Causes of Seizures

Typically, seizures stem from issues with the nervous system and brain. However, in some cases, pets suffer from issues that start outside of the brain. These conditions can impact the nervous system and brain even if they originate outside of the head.

Common conditions that can cause seizures in dogs and other pets include liver disease, hypocalcemia (calcium issues), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and ingested foods.

Issues that originate in and are primarily situated in the head and brain, are also a serious concern. Tumors, viral infections, and various other things can cause issues. With dogs, rabies can cause seizures and can require pet emergency care.

Unfortunately, rabies is generally not curable, although the rabies vaccine can prevent cats, dogs, and other pets from contracting this disease. Tumors and structural issues are also major risks and may necessitate pet surgery.

Pet vomit and diarrhea are other conditions to watch out for. Ingesting poisons and toxic foods, like chocolate, can cause vomiting and seizures.

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Seizures are often a warning sign of serious underlying conditions, including infections involving lethal viruses, overheating, and various other things. Medications, vaccines, and pet surgery may all be in order.

If your pet is suffering from seizures or vomiting, it’s wise to speak with a veterinarian. A vet can help you understand what's causing the problem and also what treatment options might be appropriate. Contact us at Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin, TX, to speak with a vet. Call us at (512) 339-3177 for more information.


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