Is it still epilepsy if my dog only had a seizure at age 5…

Is it still epilepsy if my dog only had a seizure at age 5 and then 9?

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Jana Rade
6 years ago

Hi Elizabeth, from the way you’re asking I’m assuming that it was diagnosed as epilepsy the first time around? At the age of 5 it would be a likely diagnosis. How was it diagnosed and was it treated in any way? “The two most important factors in the diagnosis of idiopathic epilepsy is the age at onset and the seizure pattern (type and frequency). If your dog has more than two seizures within the first week of onset, your veterinarian will probably consider a diagnosis other than idiopathic epilepsy” http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/neurological/c_dg_epilepsy_idiopathic_genetic Onset of seizures in a dog older than 5 years,… Read more »