This handsome boy is Chopper, a 9-year-old boxer.
Chopper's mom adopted him at the beginning of the year, so when Chopper had a Grand Mal Seizure five months after his adoption, his mom was shocked, scared and worried about her new family member.
Knowing that this wasn’t a good thing, she reached out to the previous owner who said he had a few smaller seizures, but never anything large. Chopper's mom was worried about him and brought him to the vet to be checked out.
According to PetMD, some common signs that a dog is experiencing a seizure include:
If your dog ever exhibits any of these signs, it’s important that you stay calm and keep your dog away from anything that can hurt him. Also, stay away from their head or mouth, or touch them while this is going on—your dog could unknowingly bite you. If possibly, try to time how long your dog has the seizure—if it’s beyond five minutes, it's known as a prolonged seizure, and they could overheat. When the seizure ends, please call your vet and have them examine your pup.
At the vet’s office, Chopper got his blood work done, and it appears that he is healthy, and the smaller seizures stopped.
Chopper's mom is the only one working in a house of five while his dad waits to receive Social Security Income (SSI). This Grand Mal Seizure took them by surprise, so they applied to Fur Kids Foundation to cover the cost of Chopper’s emergency veterinary visit.
Moving forward, they have budgeted what it takes to take care of Chopper. Now his mom is prepared and knows what to look out for when Chopper has another seizure. His mom says she'll do whatever it takes to ensure he continues to have a good life, and we know she will.
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