Epilepsy in dogs It comes from changes in the movement and formation of nerve cell stimuli. in specific areas of the brain.
It is neurological disease may manifest itself in the form of epileptic seizures, considered epilepsy when a few moments of seizures more than 24 hours apart. If, on the other hand, the attack occurs in an isolated manner and in a certain moment it can be an epileptic seizure induced for others DISEASES the trouble.
How do attacks happen?
Loss epileptic seizures occurs when the electrical activity of your the brain becomes abnormal, which produces, among other symptoms, seizures. it maybe because the animal eagerly especially at night, when some groups of neurons can be hyperactive, although it is possible that the origin is tumor. It is possible that the epileptic seizures produced by other factors such as taking drugs, diabetes or even trauma.
Phases of epilepsy
Prodromal phase: The dog showed concern before the crisis time varies from some hours to days, although this can be determined by the dog. also changes in behavior can be seen despite not separating us.
Aura: Sample behavior change which includes aggression and fear.
Ictal phase: In this phase the beginning of dog seizures divided into an attack partial or generalized which may last from a few seconds to a few minutes.
Fase poictal: When finished attacks the dog must recover, showing symptoms as a lack of coordination, they will be found disoriented or displayed a state of nervousness that can last hours or days. The dog may show anxiety about water or food.
Disease symptoms in dogs
Too much saliva of the animal or movements such as chewing.
Hallucinations (tail biting, senseless barking, etc.).
Loses consciousness or falls.
You can pee or defecate involuntarily.
Treatment for dogs
So far it hasn’t medicine for epilepsy in dogs. The treatment itself consists of relieving the symptoms of try reducing the frequency. Therefore, those who suffer from it must have a follow-up with your veterinarian. A dog with epilepsy has hope for life between 5 to 9 years.
One of the factors that influence the most to treat the symptoms is way caregivers act and the knowledge that they have to DISEASES To the dog.