My dog is convulsing and foaming at the mouth?

If you stumbled upon this article, chances are you’re dealing with a terrifying situation: your furry friend is having some kind of seizure. First off, do not panic! Let’s take it one step at a time.

Stay Calm and Clear the Area

The first thing to do when confronted with a convulsing dog is to remain rational. Your pup will look completely out-of-sorts, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to die. The most important thing you can do for them right now is create a safe space.

  • Remove all objects around your dog that could potentially cause harm during the seizure.
  • Turn off any loud noises (TV, radio) in the vicinity as sharp sounds might increase stress levels (or simply freak everyone out).
  • Try not to touch them unless absolutely necessary – if you must move them somewhere else while seizing, use caution or wait until after they’ve calmed down.

Identifying Seizures in Dogs

Seizures can be caused by several things such as low blood sugar levels or epilepsy (no need for google on this). A typical episode often lasts between 30 seconds and two minutes though it may feel longer or short depending on how stressed/excited/nervous/petrified[take your pick] you might be feeling while waiting it out!

Signs to identify seizures include:

  • Rapid eye blinking
  • Drooling
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Convulsion movements
    • This could involve twitching limbs, uncoordinated body shakes or rolling over repeatedly.

What To Do During The Seizure Episode?

It’s going to seem like an eternity before those little paws aren’t quivering anymore but there are still things we have to keep in mind once our dogs start seizing:

 1.Stay With Your Pup: While there may not be much you can do during the fit, it’s important to let your dog know that they’re not alone.  Talk soothingly and use comforting touches like placing a hand on their chest.

 2.Remain Observant: You want to make sure that your pup is breathing throughout the seizure but adding time limits might raise anxiety levels (so just stay vigilant).

3.Time It: Try to take note of when the seizure starts and how long it lasts for as this information can be helpful later on if needed by veterinarians.

Post-seizure Options

Once your dog has been fully consigned from seizures’ harsh embrace, focus shifts towards management:

  • Notify Your Vet :Following up with a doctor should always be next step after such an episode so as rule of thumb call ahead before taking animal in. They will likely ask questions about type
    and timing of recent episodes etc

  • Log The Details You Can Recall About The Episode For Later Use.

Experiencing a Seizure can oftentimes induce confusion among our furry friends -as humans we would all probably feel pretty shaken too-, remember to just ease them into post seizure nap times while keeping surroundings peaceful.

The good thing about canine seizures is that they’re usually very treatable once the underlying cause has been identified; so yes, no need for end-of-world despair!

Keep calm, listen up for veteran advice though I’d say shaking off some jitters through some light-hearted humour (or sarcasm) wouldn’t hurt either. Happy Dog-parenting!

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