I have a 12-year old terrier mix who has had excellent health until Dec. 22, 2003 when she had a seizure. She was unable to walk, her eyes jerked, and she vomited. The seizure lasted about 3 to 4 minutes, and afterwards she didn't seem to recognize family members. I rushed her to the vet, and after an exam and blood work, she was pronounced normal. Treatment for seizure was not needed. Suzy Q was seizure-free until April 29, 2004. This time, it only lasted 1 to 2 minutes. The seizure activity seemed to be less involved, and she recovered in 10 minutes. I was calmer in dealing with her this time, but I'm worried that she may have a one when no one is home. Should we concerned, and push from seizure medication?
I usually start anti-siezure medication when a pet seizures 2 times or more within a 6 week period of time. I also take duration of siezure in account. Your vet may do the same or have different reasons for starting or not starting meds. Have you considered an MRI? An MRI may help with a diagnosis. vetcare