Witnessing a seizure in a dog or cat for the first time is quite scary. Stay calm and act quickly to help your pet. During a seizure, pets are generally not aware of their surrounds; they are convulsing and will often release their bowels. Ensure they cannot injure themselves, gently place a towel over their head or body and gently move them away from staircases, furniture or objects. Avoid touching their mouth, don’t offer water or give anything via their mouth as they will likely bite. Call your nearest veterinary clinic and transport them immediately with the air-conditioning on in the car.
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