When your dog has a seizure, it can be a very scary thing. If your dog is having them continuously, it can be very scary. Continuous seizures are a sign of a serious issue that needs to be addressed. If your dog isn't being treated for these seizures, they need to get to the veterinarian to be treated for them. Your dog needs to be on medication, which can help lessen the number of seizures they have and help with the type of seizures your dog has. If your dog is having grand mal seizures, which means it is affecting their entire body, leaving them incapable of controlling their body, they definitely need to be on medication. Read on for what it may mean if your dog is having continuous seizures.

What Is A Continuous Seizure?

A continuous seizure is a cluster of seizures that occur one after the next without much of a break in between. If your dog is having these types of cluster seizures, they need to be taken to the veterinarian or the animal hospital right away to be treated.

What Type Of Treatment Is Needed?

Your dog may be required to take medication continuously in order to help stop the seizures. Without proper medication, your dog could end up with irreversible brain damage, or it could take your dog's life. The type of medication depends on your dog; it may be given intravenously or it may be given orally, depending on what the veterinarian is able to get your dog to take. The faster the medication gets into your dog's system, the better.

How Can Seizures Be Prevented?

If your dog suffers from epilepsy, they may need to be on anti-seizure medication that they take orally daily. Depending on your dog's size and condition, they may need to take the medication multiple times throughout the day. Along with medication, you need to be sure your dog stays away from everyday items that can also cause seizures, such as toxic items in your home: household plants, anti-freeze, some human medications, chocolate, or household cleaners. If your dog has stress-induced seizures, try to limit the amount of stress, including changes in your home or in their routine or even loud noises. 

If your dog is having continuous seizures, they need to be treated by the veterinarian before this condition causes your dog's life to come to an abrupt end. Talk to your veterinarian about treatment options for your dog.