Epilepsy is not uncommon in dogs
other causes of fits can be poisoning, bites or stings, shock or high
always have any Fits or Convulsions
checked out by your veterinarian, he/she is best suited to finding the
What are the symptoms?
Drawn Back Lips - Glazed Eyes - Foaming at the
Mouth - No Control over the Movement of the Limbs.
Fits or Convulsions in your dog are traumatic for both dog and owner, stay
calm re-assure your dog, make sure he/she is safe from further injury,
Loosen the dogs collar and cover him/her with a blanket, make him/her as
comfortable as possible and do not leave your dog alone, give plenty of
re-assurance, call your veterinarian for further help and advice, once the
fit or convulsion has finished let your dog lie quietly in a darkened room
Visit the veterinarian, it is a good
idea to note the length of the fit or convulsion, and if any others follow.
Watch for any signs of Choking (if
the tongue is swallowed or bitten badly) and be prepared to carry out the
A.B.C procedure (Airway, Breathing, Circulation)
First Aid is not meant to replace veterinary