How serious are cluster seizures in dogs? Unfortunately, there is an associated 25% mortality rate (death) in dogs with cluster seizures and seizures lasting longer than five minutes. After the seizure has subsided, monitor your pet closely so he doesn’t injure himself; he will be disoriented and unsure of what is happening.
What causes sudden cluster seizures in dogs? Structural issues within the brain caused by brain tumors, trauma, or infection. Health issues outside the brain, such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), exposure to toxins, liver disease, or kidney disease. Idiopathic epilepsy, a condition that has no identifiable cause, but leads to recurring seizures.
Can a dog recover from cluster seizures? The dog will usually be unconscious and unresponsive, and have no control over its spasms. In cluster seizures, the dog will seem to recover between seizures, although he will be very tired and lethargic, potentially even staggering, as seizures are exhausting events.
How do you break cluster seizures in dogs? If your dog is having seizures multiple times per month, then your veterinarian may recommend starting an anticonvulsant medication. Your dog will need to take this medication daily, usually for the rest of his life.