An Overview of Pet Seizures from Colonial Manor Animal Hospital
At Colonial Manor Animal Hospital, we have taken great pleasure in providing care to the pets of the Homer Glen, IL area. While we stress preventative care to everyone who comes to see us, we also provide emergency vet services to our families. We know that emergencies are going to arise from time to time and we believe it is important for everyone to have a reliable veterinarian who can help. One of the most common concerns we face is seizures in pets. If pet seizures are something you are concerned about and want to learn more about, our veterinary team can answer common questions.
Common Causes of Seizures in Pets
There are a few common causes of seizures in pets. The cause of the seizure is important because this is going to help us provide the right treatment. First, all seizures are caused by neurons that fire in an uncoordinated manner. This can cause the brain to have trouble processing signals that enter the central nervous system. There are a few reasons why the seizures might not be firing appropriately.
First, some pets suffer from chronic medical conditions such as epilepsy. This is a condition that might have pets to suffer from time to time. Next, some pets might have a brain tumor that is impacting the ability of the brain to process information appropriately. Finally, some pets might also have been struck on the head, which leads to a traumatic brain injury, causing seizures.
What to Do if a Pet Has a Seizures
If a pet is suffering from a seizure, this can present in a few common ways. For example, some pets might have shaking of all four limbs while other pets might simply stare off into the distance. If a pet is having a seizure, it is important not to place anything in the pet's mouth. This can be a choking hazard and might cause someone to get bitten. Then, call emergency services right away. If a pet comes to see us with a seizure, we can break the seizure using medications. Then, we will get to work figuring out why your pet is having a seizure. Count on us to take care of your pet during and after a seizure event.
Call Colonial Manor Animal Hospital To Learn More
At Colonial Manor Animal Hospital, we are here to advocate for the needs of pets who live in the Homer Glen, IL area. Our emergency vet services are here to provide the care that every pet deserves. We would be honored to take care of your pet as well. If you are having a pet emergency, then give us a call as quickly as possible. We are here to help you and your pet when you need us most. If you or your loved ones’ pets need veterinary services, Colonial Manor Animal Hospital is standing by to help you today. Give us a call to learn more information or to schedule an appointment with our experienced veterinary team.