Are they having a seizure?
- Liver disease
- Low blood sugar - these cases benefit from jam/honey being rubbed onto gums
- Lung worm
- Brain tumours
- Head trauma
- High body temperature
- Many other diseases
- Twitching and paddling
- Eyes rolling or moving side to side
- Jerking movements
- Foaming at the mouth
- Collapsed and not able to respond to you (unconscious)
- Weeing/pooing without realising
if they are
- Stay calm.
- Remove children and other pets from the area.
- Don't try to retrain/move your pet unless they're in danger.
- Put a blanket down on a hard floor.
- Move furniture with sharp edges.
- Turn off lights and the TV.
- Avoid talking.
- Keep your pet cool.
- Activate the ice pack by shaking it, then wrap it in a towel.
- Place it firmly in the middle of your pet’s back.
- If your pet has insulin injections for diabetes, rub a little jam or honey onto their gums.
- Make a note of the time the seizure started.
- Video the seizure if you can (this will be useful for your vet).
- Call your vet after the seizure or if the seizure lasts more than 5 minutes.
- After the seizure there is an increased chance they may bite, so keep children and other animals away until they are fully recovered. Move slowly and speak softly.