Seizure General Information
Seizures can be the result of problems in the brain (central nervous system) or outside of the brain.
Central Nervous System: idiopathic epilepsy, infection or inflammation in the brain, vascular accident (bleed or clot), brain tumors, head trauma, malformation of the brain (birth defect), scar tissue in the brain.
Non Central Nervous System: Some causes include low blood sugar, low blood calcium, organ failure, poisoning.
During an active seizure, your pet will often fall over, twitch, urinate, defecate, and drool.
In something called a grand mal seizure, your pet may fall over and be stiff and rigid.
Some seizures may look like your pet is just staring into space or biting at invisible things, which is called a chewing gum seizure.