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At first, it may seem like simple things: being unsteady or acting confused.After all, we as humans sometimes go through these periods.It’s important that you dog proof your cabinets and doors to prevent your dog from eating toxic substances that can lead to the onset of seizures.Substances such as antidepressants, tobacco, aspirin, alcohol, marijuana, drain cleaners, gasoline, insecticides, and furniture polish can induce seizures when ingested.Seizure-control medications will also be prescribed, as well as zinc supplements to be added to your dog’s food in order to reduce the chances of seizures happening in the future and to help your dog metabolize his food properly.Kidney disease and failure can occur in a dog of any age, but senior dogs are most likely to develop kidney problems.This malfunction can lead to what is called hepatic encephalopathy, which is the result of too much ammonia in the body.Some of the signs to look out for include being confused after meals, disorientation, head pressing, coma, sudden aggression, lethargy, dark urine, vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures.
What causes dogs to have seizures could be a problem with their livers.
Examination of the liver is important in determining the cause of the liver malfunction, and all other symptoms should be monitored and treated accordingly in the meantime.
Medications can be prescribed once a diagnosis has been arrived at, and your dog’s diet should be altered in order to reduce the stress being placed on the liver and kidneys.
Symptoms of an epileptic seizure include the dog falling onto its side, becoming stiff, salivating, urinating, defecating, chomping its jaw, and paddling with all four limbs.
They can last anywhere from thirty to ninety seconds.