Around 1% of dogs who suffer with epilepsy have no identifiable cause. The most
common causes of epilepsy in dogs are following trauma or injury to the head and brain
TYPES OF EPILEPSY IN DOGS AND SYMPTOMS
Generalised - This is the most common type of epilepsy in dogs and usually involves total
loss of consciousness and the dog may become urinary or faecally incontinent. The
dog makes crying like noises and has muscle spasm limb movements.
Focal - Can also be called partial seizures because they originate in a specific area
of the dog's brain and affect the area that the brain controls.
Psychomotor - This epilepsy in dogs causes unusual or aggressive behaviour in a dog due to
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TREATMENT OF EPILEPSY IN DOGS
Early examination and treatment by a vet is recommended if you suspect epilepsy in dogs.
Most treatments centre around anti-epileptic drugs to reduce the number of fits a dog will
experience. The vet will want to monitor the dog and the levels of drug in its system through regular
Most dogs can cope with epilepsy and go on to lead fulfilling lives, however dogs who are affected
by aggressive behaviour may have to be put to sleep for the safety of others and to prevent
its further suffering.
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