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Epilepsy (seizures) Owner Factsheet

If your dog has had a fit (convulsion) you will know how frightening it can be. Fits are not uncommon in dogs but many dogs only ever have a single fit. If your dog has had more than one fit it may be that he has epilepsy. Just as in people, there are tablets for dogs which can control the fits and allow your dog to live a long fulfilling life.

Image: Seizure: stereotypical behavior © Glen Cousquer

What is epilepsy?

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What happens during a fit?

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When will fits occur?

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What should I do while my dog is having a fit?

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Will the fit harm my dog?

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When should I contact my vet?

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How will my vet know what is wrong with my dog?

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Why has my dog got epilepsy?

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Is there any treatment that will stop the fits?

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Will my dog get better?

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