Epilepsy & Seizures Causes and Treatment
Epilepsy/Seizures – Causes, Predisposing Factors and Treatment
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Epilepsy is a non-diagnosis. It is a term used to mean “fits” (or seizures) due to unknown reasons. The term epilepsy is used when available laboratory tests cannot account for the abnormal clinical signs. Causes of seizures are very often not known, but can be due to metabolic abnormalities, low calcium in lactating animals and low sugar in puppies and kittens; toxins (internal or external), tumors, central nervous system inflammation, injury, malformations and food poisonings. Most commonly, seizures in younger and middle-aged animals are due to parasites combined with a poor diet.