This week – Hour 1 – There are few things more unsettling than watching your pet have a seizure. The sudden fall to the side and subsequent involuntary muscle contractions along with the jaw muscles relaxing and contracting and the loss of bladder function are all a part of it and Jeff learned this the hard way. Jeff talks about this recent experience with Butch and some of the signs that things were “not quite right” with Butch for a few weeks prior to his seizures. The investigation continues as to what “triggered” these seizures in Butch as he has always been very healthy and in tip top shape. Jeff talks about what to do if you see your pet have a seizure, a couple of things that cause seizures such as Epilepsy and Brain tumors as well as Butch’s current situation. There are some good resources on-line and Jeff will talk about the ones that he ran across while researching this issue. It is important to know how to recognize a seizure so that if it happens to your pet you will know what to do and not panic yourself.
Hour 2 – Dr. Dawn Marcus M.D.is a board certified neurologist and professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She has written many professional papers and books such as “Fit As Fido” and “The Power of Wagging Tails” documenting how dogs help humans in a variety of ways. With Butch’s recent seizure incident fresh in our minds, Jeff talks with Dr. Dawn to discuss seizures in HUMANS, some of the causes, what to do if you see someone having a seizure, and what some of the treatments are. You know, we all have a seizure “threshold” and there are certain things that can trigger them. People can have seizures at any age, even if they were healthy so just like CPR it pays to know what to do in the event of a seizure. Knowing what you are dealing with will help you stay calm and take direct steps to help. We are glad to have Dr. Dawn Marcus as a new regular contributor to the My Buddy Butch show! News and announcements.
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