I woke up one night a couple weeks ago to my 8yr old GSD (Sam) panting heavily. I assume something else was going on that had initially woken me up. At first glance when I got out of bed, it looked to me like Sam was trying to get up. He kept raising his head off his bed and lowing it. The first thing that came to mind was his hips (he has bad hips) and I thought he was stuck. I immediately went over to try and help, sticking my hand underneath his neck to give him a boost (the lights were off). I noticed when i did this, his fur was soaked with saliva. Turned the lights on and saw a very scary sight. Sam's eyes were completely dilated, very black and wide. His moth was open and was panting non stop and kept raising and lowering his head. Of course I freaked and did not fully comprehend what was going on, I screamed and that actually seemed to get his attention. He looked straight at me but looked through me like he could here me but couldn't see me. This went on probably less than a minute, some how, I think because at that point I was still freaking he got up and tried to come over to me (still panting and eyes fully dilated) like possessed. but he couldn't walk. He kept falling, but managed to keep getting up and managed to get to where I was. At this point I think he could hear me and was coming out of it. Once he was fully out of it, I managed to get him into the car to the ER.. this is where I learned it was a seizure. Has anyone experienced scary ones like that? Are they always like that? After that he was pretty freaked out and I have noticed he is very wired lately, like more than he ever was. He just wants to play.