My pet is having a seizure, what do I do?
- Call your pet’s name to check for a response (a seizuring pet is unconscious and will not respond).
- Clear the space around your pet so they don’t hurt themselves.
- Don’t try to hold your pet as they may accidentally bite you.
- Time the duration of the seizure.
- If the seizure lasts less than two minutes, keep your pet calm and quiet whilst they recover as they may be disorientated.
- If the seizure lasts more than two minutes, they require veterinary assistance as soon as possible:
- Wrap your pet firmly in a towel to transport them, being careful that they don’t bite you or injure themselves.
- A seizuring pet is at risk of overheating so wrap a cold bottle of water or a cool pack in the towel with them.
- Seek veterinary advice for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan
* These instructions provide generalised information. The content does not replace individual veterinary advice specific to your pet. Professional veterinary advice should always be sought for any animal health issue.