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Causes of dog seizures

Introduction

We will talk about a problem of seizures, which affects dogs. There are the several possible reasons for seizures among dogs, and we will discuss several of the most common ones.

Causes

The first cause we will mention is epilepsy, which is the most common cause, and which is also the most common cause for seizures among humans. When seizures due to epilepsy occur, loss of conscience may occur, though not necessarily. Seizures are caused by a neurological disorder called epilepsy, and they come randomly and suddenly. When this happens, dogs cannot control their muscles. Abnormal brain nerve tissue locus is considered to be a cause of epilepsy among dogs. Since this tissue sends signals through the nerve impulses, which then create the improper functioning of the muscles, the seizures we are talking about, epilepsy seizures, are created when this tissue is affected.

Other cause of the seizures among dogs is brain tumor. When brain tumor occurs, brain function is impaired and this may cause seizures. The seizures usually happen because of excessive pressure on the brain tissue. Canine distemper is another cause of seizures, and young dogs are frequently affected by this problem. This virus can sometimes be fatal. Other problems caused by this condition are loss of motor skills, weakness of the muscles and, of course, seizures.

Head injury can sometimes cause the seizures. Cracked or damaged cranium can happen because of the injury, which thus creates brain tissue damage and maybe produces seizures. Another cause of the seizures among dogs is genetics, which has been confirmed by recent studies. This is a statement based on the fact that some species of dogs suffer more from seizures then the others. Lyme disease can also create seizures. This problem is created when a dog gets ixodes genus tick. Arthritis is the main problem caused by this condition. Although seizures are not one of the most common symptoms of Lyme disease, they can occur because of this condition.

The last cause we will mention in this text is related to toxins, which can be found in the dog's environment. You will have to be careful with chemical products, because some of them are not only dangerous for children, but they are also very dangerous for dogs. One of the most dangerous and well-known chemicals is the organochlorines, which can be found in certain flea powders and similar products. Zinc phosphate, methylxanthines and lead are also popular chemicals used in the industry. 

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