Once the seizure is over, keep your dog in a quiet room to fully recover. Your dog may appear confused and disoriented for up to 24 hours afterwards, so avoid approaching them until they are ready to come to you. Ensure that food and water are available as your dog may also be hungry and thirsty. Don’t forget, dogs behave in different ways after a seizure.
Most seizures last between 1 to 2 minutes – it is a good idea to time and record details of the occurrence, as this will help your vet to establish the best course of treatment for your dog – click here for useful tools
that can help you track your pet’s seizure. If the seizure is lasting longer than normal, for more than 5 minutes or if seizures are occurring more often than once per hour, you should contact your vet immediately.
Dogs often have a set pattern of behaviour that they follow after every seizure – for example going for a drink of water or asking to go outside to the toilet. If your dog has had more than one seizure you may well start to notice a pattern of behaviour, which is typically repeated in any subsequent seizures.