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Porter’s Seizure Protocol

***This protocol is what we follow for Porter. Please do not follow this protocol without first consulting your dog’s primary veterinarian and/or neurologist.***

******If questioning at all – go to an emergency veterinary service.

  • Single seizure in a day with no differences or complications
    • just contact doctors to let them know

Contact Dr. C & Dr. E immediately and go to ER if the following occurs with Porter:

  • 2 seizures within a day 
    • Dogs that have more than one seizure in a 24-hour period are experiencing “cluster” seizures. This requires immediate veterinary attention, and you should take your dog to a veterinary hospital right away for examination
  • a seizure lasting 3 mins or more
  • not coming out of seizure at all or having difficulty coming out of it
  • comes out of one seizure and immediately goes into another

Postictal Phase

  • If Porter is no longer seizing, we still bring him to the ER if the following circumstances are occurring:
    • The postictal stage can last up to 24 hours in some dogs. However, if we still see postictal symptoms after 12 hours but no seizures – this warrants a visit to the ER
    • If Porter comes out of the postictal phase, and then seems to go back into the postictal phase
    • If Porter is out of the postictal phase and has another seizure

VERY important things to report to a doctor:

  • clustering
  • More than one seizure in a day
  • More than 1 seizure per month 

***This protocol is what we follow for Porter. Please do not follow this protocol without first consulting your dog’s primary veterinarian and/or neurologist.***

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