Life with a Seizure Dog

Tate, our most recent Greyhound, who joined our pack in fall 2010 is a seizure dog. The first seizure was in April 2011, and they have happened ever since. Even with medications, we can somewhat control the frequency of seizures, but they will likely be part of living with him until he crosses the Rainbow bridge, a day that is hopefully far in the future.

At first they were terrifying, a loud scream, a three or four minute period of convulsing, and a long recovery period. The first one we naturally ran him to the emergency vet. He was there overnight for observation (most of Tate’s seizures are at bed time, when he is just dozing off). Nothing out of the ordinary.

We had hoped it was a one off event, but the second seizure came about 3 weeks later when Tate was at boarding. Fortunately the lady we boarded with was on top of the seizure, and was able to drag him afterwards to our vet.

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