Call your vet immediately if your dog has been having a seizure for longer than 5 minutes or they have had more than one seizure in a row.
A seizure (often called a ‘fit’) is faulty electrical activity in the brain which causes your dog to lose control of their body. Seizures vary a lot in how they look and how long they last (from a few seconds to many minutes).
Seizures can be caused by poisons, injury, illness and epilepsy. Some dogs will have an unexplained ‘one off’ seizure and never have another. Other dogs continue to have seizures throughout their life, this is often due to epilepsy or illness.
It can be very frightening to witness a seizure. Check out our short video on ‘What to do if your dog is having a seizure’.
Treatment for seizures depends on the cause, some dogs need lifelong treatment to control their condition.
Always let you vet know if your dog has had a seizure.