How Other Boston Terrier Owners Deal with their BT Having Seizures?


Here is a Question from Joanne asking about how other Boston Terrier owners deal with their BT having seizures.

“My BT has recently started having seizures, we brought him to his vet and she done blood work which came back perfect! The vet actually said he was perfectly healthy But my poor BT has his last seizure yesterday and we are now going to have to put him on seizure meds.

Wondering how other BT owners deal with their BT having seizures and how was the BT after having to take seizure meds?”

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My Mac who we love so very much he is 10 years old. My husband has had him since birth. a couple of days ago he started having seizures. So i bring him to the doggy hospital they said he was 24 hours free of seizueres, well last night he was fine,but he doesnt seem like his self..with that being said i feed him right before i needed to leave for work and he had a seizure. The hospital wants him to go to a reg vet so he can have the blood work and MRI’s done,they said it would… Read more »

Frank Tyning
Frank Tyning

Once the seizures get worse .. There in trouble.. Iv been thru this..


hi frank any advice do all bostons suffer this then is there any cure what is the expected age you get out of this breed of dog is there any info you could please give me

Frank Tyning
Frank Tyning

It’s Sad .. But These Smart Happy Dogs .. Have Problems ..
I Miss My Little Guy.. I Spent a lot of money . Trying to save Him..
Make sure you Hav a Good Vet.

Frank Tyning
Frank Tyning

My Boston lived .. Six years he started having seizures three years ago. He was on meds .. And always had good food.. But He .. Dident make it.. I miss Him..

Jenn Marciante Specketer

Joanne – My Gabby girl has epilepsy and has had seizures since she was 3. She’s 6 now. She is just like your baby – perfectly healthy except for the epilepsy. Blood work is always good, organs always healthy. It’s so very difficult. Gabby’s seem to be on schedule too – every 6 months. However, hers are becoming more severe to the point of not stopping. It’s one day at a time with us. She is on Zonisamide which for now, doesn’t seem to have any side effects. If the seizures increase since this last one this past Saturday, we… Read more »


We have two BT cousins (we consider them brothers) about 2 months apart. Both will be 7 in a couple months. The oldest has been on Pheonobarbatol since he was a year old. His dose being upped as needed. His seizures are VERY random. There is absolutely no common thread. I agree with the others posting to just stay as calm as you can, don’t move them, just sit next to them and talk calmly…letting them know you are there is the best thing you can do. Seizures are horrible to watch, but honestly they do NOT remember having them…… Read more »

Lori Steers

mine has seizures now & then only last a min or 2 not real bad but they can feel them coming on they don’t want to be alone & if you hold they tight & talk to them it calms them down some times can talk to them when they start to have one they will come out of it befor they get bad

Chris White

our boston Ethel started them after something hit her hard on the head she was never precribed meds we would just stay wtth her till the seizure ended l think you find its harder on you having to watch them go thew them than it is on them she passed away 3 years later no medication l say a prayer for your fur baby sorry l couldnt help more

Joanne Rose-Foster

Thanks everyone for the comments, to answer some questions…no we donot use any pesticide or fertilizer, to the lady about the stress, our bt has no stress believe me!!!! 🙂 The weird thing about his seizures are that they are almost on schedule, the last couple have been 2 months apart and are always within a few days in the same month, his last one was the 2nd of the month and the one he had the other day was the 2nd of the month also, which is extremely odd!

Lindi Judd

I’m sorry. I don’t have any experience with this.

Dee Wagner

my Tay has had 4 seizures in a month & he’s never had them b4. He also needs to go on meds but he’s also healthy & we don’t know what’s causing them. Praying for your baby!!

Nicole Paoline

Mine is having seizures 🙁 bulldog breeds like the Boston are prone to brain cancer but it could be due to a medication that the dog is on. Mine is very sensitive to meds like frontline and ketoconizole. I keep a towel in every room and avoid moving her while she’s having her seizure. Also do you use pesticides or fertilizers at all? That could be another cause because pets like dogs are very sensitive to the chemicals.

Françoise Berger

I lost mine after a few months of suffering seizures at age 6. Heartbreaking. You need to figure out the cause of why s/he suffers from them. If it’s an organic cause (her bllod work was perfect, btw… orthodox’ medicine’s measures are not helpful anymore), giving seizure meds will be a catch 22, as it was with my girl. Otherwise, stay calm, NO stresses, no tensions from the fear, but don’t put her in a vacuum either. Dogs get rid of stress thru running, so grand your dog a normal life. And please try to find the cause of this… Read more »