How often does a dog have a cluster seizure?

Types of Epilepsy, Idiopathic or Genetic, in Dogs. Cluster seizure describes any situation where an animal has more than one seizure in consecutive 24-hour periods. Dogs with established epilepsy can have cluster seizures at regular intervals of one to four weeks. This is particularly evident in large-breed dogs.

Is it possible for a dog to not have a seizure?

The goal of anti-convulsants in seizure control isn’t to make pets never have a seizure again. Although this would be nice, it’s not realistic. However, the number, duration and severity of seizures should lessen with medication.

Can a English Springer Spaniel have epilepsy?

There are also recessive traits in the English Springer Spaniel, which can lead to epilepsy, but it does not appear to affect all members of the family. Seizures are mainly focal (involving localized areas of the brain) in the Finnish Spitz.

Why does my Dog Shake when she has a seizure?

I can’t tell if my dog is having a seizure or trembling for another reason. Shaking and trembling may be caused by reasons unrelated to epilepsy in dogs. Learn how to tell the difference in 6 Reasons Your Dog May Shiver and for more information about dog seizures check out the video above or the transcript below.

Why does my Sheltie have seizures every month?

If you are using Heartguard and you notice your Sheltie having seizure (s) every month, this may be the culprit. If your Sheltie’s seizures are caused by the Ivermectin in Heartguard, most often switching to a different Heartworm Preventative will solve the problem. Intercepter or Sentinal are both good alternatives.

Do you need to switch heartguard for a Sheltie?

It is NOT intended in any way to discourage the use of Heartguard in other dog breeds, or in Shelties who are not having seizures. (If your Sheltie has been using Heartguard and has not had a problem with seizures, there is no reason to switch medications.

What kind of medication can a Sheltie take?

– The ingredient in some Heartworm Medications. If you own a Sheltie, you probably know by now that this is a very sensitive breed. Things that wouldn’t normally affect most dogs can affect a Sheltie. Ivermectin, the ingredient in Heartguard is one of those things that MAY cause seizures in a Sheltie.

The goal of anti-convulsants in seizure control isn’t to make pets never have a seizure again. Although this would be nice, it’s not realistic. However, the number, duration and severity of seizures should lessen with medication.