What to do if your dog has a seizure?
Do not panic. If your dog is having a seizure, he is unconscious and he is not suffering. Your dog may seem like he is not breathing, but he is.
Time the seizure. Actually look at a clock or watch and note the time; although it may seem like forever, it may only be 30 seconds.
Keep your dog from hurting himself by moving furniture away from the immediate area. Also protect him from water, stairs, and other sharp objects. If possible, place a pillow under his head to prevent head trauma.
Note what type of muscular activity or abnormal behavior does your dog exhibits during the seizures? Your veterinarian may want you to keep a record of the date and length of time of each seizure.
If the seizure lasts more than 5 minutes, call your veterinarian or veterinary emergency clinic immediately.
Dogs do not swallow their tongues. Do not put your hand in your cat's mouth – you may get bit. Do not put spoons or any other object into your dog's mouth.
Keep children and other dogs away from your seizing animal.
Remain by your dog's side; stroke and comfort your animal so when he comes out of the seizure you are there to calm him.
For more information, please read Seizure Disorders in Dogs.