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Common Hazards

Fits and seizures

My pet is having a fit or seizure – what should I do?

If your pet has a seizure, seek immediate veterinary advice. Some seizures are very short and it may be safer to bring your pet to the vet once the seizure has finished. If your pet is having continuous or cluster seizures, we can advise you on the safest way to transport your pet to the vet for treatment to stop the seizures.

When your pet is having a fit, remove all objects from around him or her to avoid injury. Be careful in disturbing any animal that is fitting, as they are often not aware of their surroundings and even a usually placid dog can bite without realising what they are doing.