I should start out by saying, if you haven’t read the “what this blog is about” post. My Siberian Husky, Loki, has frequent seizures. Actually the night before I typed this he had two about five hours apart from each other .
They can be scary at first. One minute he is sleeping, then the next he is tensed up in a ball or flailing his legs and drooling. They have lasted anywhere from under a minute to four minutes . Each time is a little different but knowing what is happening is half the battle.
The steps that I personally take when Loki has a seizure are as follows:
- Move anything away that I can, then position myself against him so he doesn’t move/push into or off of anything and put a towel under his head. During a seizure dogs are not in pain even though they may look or sound like it but they can be if they hit into something.
- Check the time. The most important thing to do it is to keep a log of when they happen and how long they last.
- Comfort him by softly petting him and talking to him. This is a scary time for them because they have no way to understand why they can’t move correctly.
- Stay with him till he is able to get up on his own, then make sure that he gets a drink. Dogs can over heat if the seizure last more than a few minutes.
Please understand that I am in no way a vet, and if this should happen to your pet please do contact your vet as soon as possible with the time you logged.