This is Baitylynn, a 3-year-old Toy Dachshund. Baitylynn’s mom lost her job and was working on finding another job in her industry when Baitylynn started having seizures. They were scary and her mom was very worried about her, so she scrambled up some money to take her to the vet. There, little Baitylynn was diagnosed with epilepsy.
Dogs can have seizures just like humans; these can look similar to a twitch or uncontrollable shaking, and can last from under a minute to several minutes long. According to PetMed, signs that your dog may be having seizures include:
Before a seizure, a dog could look dazed, seem unsteady or confused, or stare off into space. After a seizure, a dog may be disoriented, wobbly, temporarily blind, may walk in circles and bump into things, have a lot of drool on their chin and may try to hide. If your dog is showing any of these symptoms, Fur Kids Foundation encourages you to take them to be examined by a vet. Seizures are not always genetic, and something could be very wrong with your pet, such as:
Thankfully, Baitylynn’s mom caught the seizures early, so now this sweet girl is on some medication to help keep them under control. And, her mom knows what to look for when Baitylynn has another episode.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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