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EPILEPSY
INFORMATION/CAUSES
Epilepsy is a term used when the seizure disorder has no identifiable cause, such as brain disease. It is specifically a disorder involving recurrent seizures. Though seizure disorders affect less than 1% of animals, given sufficient circumstances any animal can have a seizure. The cause of the seizure correlates, to some extent, with the age of onset. In some animals, seizures may be triggered by hormone changes such as pregnancy or menstruation. They may also be triggered by illness or sensory stimuli such as lights, sounds, and touch. In many cases, no trigger is found for the seizures. The amount of stimulation required to cause a seizure is called the "seizure threshold." Many people with epilepsy are considered to have a low seizure threshold.
COMMON CAUSES OF
SEIZURES INCLUDE
Idiopathic seizures, (no identifiable cause) usually begin in the adolescent years but can occur at any age with no other neurologic abnormalities present or often in a breed with a history of epilepsy or seizures. Developmental or genetic conditions present at birth, or injuries near birth-- in this case, the seizures usually begin in infancy or early puppyhood. Metabolic abnormalities may affect any age, diabetes mellitus complications electrolyte imbalances kidney failure, uremia (toxic accumulation of wastes) nutritional deficiencies phenylketonuria (PKU)--can rarely cause seizures in puppies other metabolic diseases such as inborn error of metabolism Brain injury may affect any age. The highest incidence in young dogs is most likely if the brain membranes are damaged, seizures usually begin within 1-2 years after the injury, early seizures (within 2 weeks of injury)--do not necessarily indicate that chronic seizures (epilepsy) will develop Tumors and brain lesions that occupy space (such as hematomas) may affect any age, more common in mid-life partial (focal) seizures most common initially may progress to generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Disorders affecting the blood vessels (stroke, TIA, and so on) Degenerative disorders (senile dementia type, or similar organic brain syndromes) mostly affect older dogs. Infections may affect all ages and may be a reversible cause of seizures, brain infections (meningitis, encephalitis) brain abscess, acute severe infections of any part of the body chronic infections (such as neurosyphilis). Prevention: Generally, there is no known prevention for seizure disorders. However, adequate diet and sleep may decrease likelihood of precipitating a seizure.
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SYMPTOMS
RECURRENT BASIS
AND HAVE NO KNOWN CAUSE
Epilepsy is characterized by seizures of any type that occur on a chronic, recurrent basis and have no known cause. In addition to seizures, there may be other symptoms or signs, such as changes in mood or energy level, dizziness, fainting, confusion, and memory loss. An aura (sensations indicating a seizure is imminent), occur in some persons just prior to a generalized seizure.
SYMPTOMS OF
GENERALIZED SEIZURES
PETIT MAL SEIZURES
Minimal or no movements (usually, except for "eye blinking")-- may appear like a blank stare. Brief sudden loss of awareness or conscious activity -- may only last seconds. Recurs many times. Occurs most often during childhood. Decreased learning (child often thought to be daydreaming) Tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures: Whole body, violent muscle contractions. Rigid and stiff Affects a major portion of the body Loss of consciousness Breathing stops temporarily, then "sighing" Incontinence. Tongue or cheek biting. Confusion following the seizure. Weakness following the seizure
SYMPTOMS OF
PARTIAL SEIZURES
SIMPLE PARTIAL
(FOCAL) SEIZURES
Muscle contractions of a specific body part Abnormal sensations. May have nausea, sweating, skin flushing, and dilated pupils. May have other focal (localized) symptoms. Partial complex seizures: Automatism (automatic performance of complex behaviors) Abnormal sensations. May have nausea, sweating, skin flushing, and dilated pupils. May have other focal (localized) symptoms. Recalled or inappropriate emotions Changes in personality or alertness. May or may not lose consciousness. Olfactory (smell) or gustatory (taste) hallucinations or impairments --if temporal focus Signs and tests
THE DIAGNOSIS OF EPILEPSY OR SEIZURE DISORDERS
INVOLVES A HISTORY OF
RECURRENT SEIZURES OF ANY TYPE
. A physical examination, including a detailed neuromuscular examination, may be normal or may show focal neurologic deficits (localized abnormalities of brain functions). An electroencephalograph (EEG), a reading of the electrical activity in the brain, usually confirms the presence of various types of seizures. It may, in some cases, indicate the location of the lesion causing the seizure. A normal EEG does not rule out a seizure disorder. Tests for the cause may include various blood tests (as appropriate depending on the suspected cause), including:
A CBC
A blood chemistry, blood glucose
Liver function tests
Kidney function tests
Tests for infectious diseases
A CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) analysis
Tests for the cause may include procedures such as:
A head CT or MRI scan
A lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
EDITORIAL OBSERVATION
TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME?
BAD PET FOOD?
The onset of epilepsy-seizures may well be a from of toxic shock from commercial pet foods for several reasons. poor ingredients heat processing chemical additives and preservatives. Grains/sugars may play a roll as well as pathogenic grain based contaminants. Also including trans fats and hydrogenated fats. Bare in mind these are normally the worst of the worst ingredients that are used in pet foods. Pet food is a dumping ground for the already processed ingredeints in snack foods and the like. With this in mind we hope that a change to a BD™ food will make all the difference. We have seen dogs benefit in profound ways by simply discontinuing commercial pet foods.
STAGES OF A SEIZURE
THERE ARE 4 BASIC STAGES TO A SEIZURE
1) the prodome, 2) the aura or preictus, 3) the ictus or seizure stage, and 4) the postictus. 1) The prodome may precede the actual seizure by hours or days. It is characterized by a change in mood or behavior. Human epileptics experience mood changes, headaches, insomnia or feelings about the impending seizure. It is not known whether animals experience a prodome except for any behavioral changes observed by their owners. 2) The aura signals the start of the seizure. Signs include restlessness, nervousness, whining, trembling, salivation, affection, wandering, hiding, hysterical running, and apprehension. 3) The ictus is the actual seizure, characterized by sudden increase in tone of all muscle groups. The ictus is either tonic or tonic-clonic, generally lasting from 1-3 minutes. 4) The postictus may be the only sign of epilepsy the owner sees, particularly since many seizures occur at night or early in the morning. For minutes to days after the seizure, the dog may be confused, disoriented, restless, or unresponsive, or may wander or suffer from transient blindness. At this stage the animal is conscious but not functional. (Shell, Understanding; Kay; Oliver, Seizures). What can you do when your dog seizures? Note the time to determine how long the seizure lasts. Keep the dog as quiet as possible. Loud or sharp noises may prolong the seizure or make it worse. Other dogs should be removed from the area, as they may disturb or attack the seizuring dog. Should you attempt to comfort the animal? Opinions on this vary. My own dog is comforted by my presence and looks for me as he returns to consciousness. I make a point of calmly maintaining physical and voice contact with him throughout the seizure and during recovery.
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