Seizures and Epilepsy

Seizures and Epilepsy

Seizures in dogs or cats can be due to many causes including poisons, infections, abnormal hormonal functions, liver or kidney problems, very low or high glucose, low calcium, certain injuries of the nervous system or brain or brain tumors, and even due to some genetic defects.

Any animal experiencing a seizure should receive a prompt veterinary care. There is no one specific test to diagnose a cause but generally blood tests, spinal tap, electro-encephalogram ( EEG ), X-rays, CAT Scans, and even MRI is done for diagnosis. Sometimes no cause can be singled out in spite of all these tests.

Most of the animals will have occasional seizures which can often be controlled by proper diagnosis and treatment. An occasional seizure like 1-2 in a year may not be treated with medication but are monitored closely. We hope this answers some of the questions that you may have regarding seizures in your pet. If you have any other questions then please call the office at 562-630-2082 to make an appointment with the doctor for more to discuss about your pets condition.

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