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Do’s And Don’ts If Your Pet Dog Has A Seizure

Pet owners should know what to do and what not to do when a pet dog experiences a seizure episode. A dog having a seizure can be a scary sight. Here are some important things to remember when a pet is having a seizure:

Remain calm. When you panic, you won’t be able to think clearly and rationally. Even if your pet appears to be suffering, he is really unconscious (which means he is not aware that he is having a seizure) and doesn’t feel any pain. 

Don’t approach a dog having a seizure. Enough of the old wive’s tale of dogs swallowing their tongues during a seizure. NEVER ever put your hand or any object inside the mouth of the dog.

Keep pets and kids away from pets having a seizure. They can get scared or nervous. You will never know how they will react to the scene. There have been instances when the dog having a seizure was attacked by another pet. 

Time how long the seizure lasts. You will need this vital information when you get your pet to your vet.

Be observant. If you are quick enough, you can get a video of your dog while he is having a seizure so you can show it to your pet clinic Las Vegas, NV. 

Protect the dog having a seizure by pulling him gently by the back legs away from stairways, sharp objects, etc. 

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