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Causes of Dog Seizures (Part 1)

In England they often call them “fits” – what happens when the brain loses control of the body. In America, they are more commonly called seizures. Over the next few days, I’m going to blog about some of the many causes of dog seizures.

EPILEPSY.  The primary cause of dog seizures is epilepsy, but it is important to make the distinction that not all seizures are attributable to epilepsy.  The most common form of epilepsy was made known to the world by a group of idiots walking through the woods one day and they all found themselves on the same path, and collectively observed a wolf in a clearing doing the hokey-pokey.  They reported this unusual sighting to the forest rangers and the term “idiopathic epilepsy” was coined.  Well, that’s not exactly true, but the scientific reason is a bit more boring and doesn’t make any more sense.  In short, the term “idiopathic epilepsy” is a catch-all for when the experts just don’t know what is causing a dog to have seizures.

Check back tomorrow for another cause of dog seizures!