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Dub first seizure was after a bath with a new shampoo from a company with a terrible track record of products that cause harm to animals. I didn't know till I researched them and found several web sites with death, seizures and other complaints. His were every two weeks with up to 4 a night. So no sleep for us the nights he had them. Not sure how true this might be but the neurologist I saw told us that Irish Setters are more common for cluster seizure activity and are for him, one of the hardest to control with medication breeds. My breeder at the time told me that was because they seem to metabolize the medications faster than other breeds do. Whatever the case, I feel badly for anyone having to live that way and for the animal. My dog was in a zombie state in order to be controlled and even then it wasn't controlling them enough to give him a quality of life. That being said, my Brittany only had two his whole 10 years of life and he didn't have grand mal. So it wasn't really a problem for us at all.