Seizure in chihuahua

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i have a 4 year-old dog. 28 years-old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> dog years. today November 15 see had a seizure and she scared everyone and we didn't know wat to we settled her down. And she is doing a fine job right now!
lose consciousness falling to the ground paralyzed, reluctant to move or can't stand up shaking excessive drooling head drawn backward teeth gnashing frantic thrashing of limbs vocalizing paddling of feet salivation uncontrollable urination and defecation Dog will be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> prolonged seizure or status epilepticus (SE) if the seizures is not over within five minutes.
Two seizures after 7 months is NOT really bad, but I can understand your concern. If he was having seizure after seizure with little to no break room <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> between I would be a lot more concerned. It might be that you need to increase his dose a bit. If he has another one over the weekend, I would contact a local emergency vet and go explain the situation to them. Otherwise, keep him quiet until you speak with your own vet on Monday. And PLEASE write back and let us know what he says.
Her head wobbled <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> circles for a few seconds, then she shook her head and fell over, so I put her back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> her bed with the blankets and warmth... I want to know if she is going to be like this from now on, or if this is maybe because of the narcotic pain meds she is on? and if she does have a brain injury does this mean she will be affected forever? and will she be retarted? Has anyone experienced this? if so what was the outcome?...thank you all so much for your help in advance!!!! Heather.
My 5-6 month old puppy Ginger hit her head on the bottom of a coffee table tonight running full speed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> mid-leap up onto the couch... she always falls or jumps or hits herself places and bounces right back, so when she started playing with our friend's dog a few minutes later, running around the house and eating all of her playmate's food... Then about 40 minutes later she came across the hall to our place, threw up and started walking around wobbly, disoriented and half-awake...
I have a 2 1/2 year old male Reindeer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span>, and a few weeks ago while my friend was puppy sitting and called me and said to come home that he thinks Buster (my dog) is having a seizure. So of course I came home and he seemed fine. I asked what happened he said that Buster just started to shake and making this weird face and his mouth was like distorted and he started foaming at the mouth then it was over.
She was prone to it when there were extreme changes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the weather, and she would wind up kind of freezing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> her steps and just shaking...couldn't walk forward, backward or to the side..just stood and shook. I know that she knew we were there with her, and I remember her eyes showing fear. We used to try to steady her with our hands and speak gently to her, trying to calm her and reminding her that we were with her.
My 1 year old pure bred <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span> has been having seizures.The first one was on Saturday and the last one was on Thursday morning.I took him to the vet and they ran blood work and all was clear.They kept him for observation and he hasn't had any seizures since.They also put him on some meds! Anyways I'm extremely worried about my baby because he is normally hyper,playful,constantly humping his toys and now all he does is sleep.
my 2 year old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span> has been wheezing or snorting hard to explain it doesn't happen very often but when it does happen he seems to happen after he has had some water or after playing he all of a sudden starts snorting like his whole little body goes into a seizure type jerk but its aint a seizure he is fully aware on whats going on and comes to you when ever u call him when these attacks happen and usually last about 5 minutes its like he has to gasp for air and after i have hold him and
They thought that maybe it was due to a liver shunt so after having her fasted for 12 hours, i brought her back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> to get more test done to rule it out. The tests came back normal and now the vet thinks it might be neuorlogical. Chloe is on Phenobarb for seizures( though she doesn't seem to have the ususal characteristics of seizures) just shaking like she is cold. Other than the symptoms i've listed, she acts normal. She eats, drinks, uses the bathroom, and she is playing.
The yelping before hand might make you wonder if there is something hurting him that could be causing the seizure, something inside him that the approaching seizure triggers causing him pain, or if it just his way of responding to the approaching seizure? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> Idiopathic Epilepsy the vocalizations prior to the seizure are said to be involuntary and not painful. http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/CanineEpil.htm The drinking afterward could possibly be diabetic related.
Hello, My 2yr (7lbs) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span> mix had a seizure. I've think she may have had a simple focal seizure (per websites visited). Molly didn't fall over and seize nor did she expel urine or drool. She was upright with open eyes. My questions: What are the causes? (couldn't get a clear understanding from the websites visited) Can the seizures cause damage to her body? When should I have seen by the vet?
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> 2008, my 12 year old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span> (2.5 lbs) had her Gallbladder removed due to infection and blockage by gall stones. This put stress on her liver and most likely caused some liver damage. Her liver enzymes and white cell blood count were extremely high. But few months after surgery and medication (Actigal & Colchicine), the blood levels were within normal. in November of 2009, my dog lost her appetite, became lethargic and lost weight.
My 6 and a half year old <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span> just had a very sudden onset issue with his back and I am at a complete loss. He just finished eating, did not jump, run, have an accident or anything and has been right in front of me the entire time so I know nothing happened... He finished eating and brought me his bowl to put away and laid down next to me... all perfectly normal. My husband went to give him a pet and my dog screamed... before my husband even touched him.
I do not know the cause of your dog's seizures but the number one cause of seizure's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> young dog's is idiopathic seizure disorder, which means that the cause is unknown. Other causes of seizures are metabolic disease, infectious diseases (including Lyme disease), lesions in the brain and others. It would be best to have your dog examined and treated by a veterinarian.
October after 3 days in preschool Ayden contracted H1N1. November Ayden was bit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the face by a friends adopted <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span> (punctured his cheek, no medical treatment was sought). December Ayden had a seizure. Thursday December 3rd 2009 my 4yr old son awoke from sleeping by vomiting & urinating on himself shortly after midnight while my husband & I were watching a movie. He was staring & nonresponsive, clamy to the touch as he had been under a blanket, but not running a fever.
I am the owner of a 1 year old, 8 lb <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span>. She is extremely interactive, friendly, playful...but a bit skiddish around strangers. She has not been sick one time since we purchased her January 2008. Tonight, however, she jumped down from the sofa...laid on her side shaking...then could not walk when she tried to come to me. Her back legs seemed to be paralyzed.
Our pets may experience a seizure as a one-time event <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> their life or seizures can occur as a repeated event over weeks or months. We refer to this repeated event as epilepsy. You may hear the term status epilepticus which is a seizure that is continuous and does not end without intervention. It is a dangerous state and may result in death due to hyperthermia, circulatory collapse, loss of oxygen or an imbalance within the body’s systems.
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hope kitty is ok. What is it with pets? My <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span> was real screwed up wed night, couldn't stand up, wobbly on feet, howling in pain. had to make an er trip to the vet, and now he is fine. Vet is at a loss. Thinks maybe his back or maybe a seizure. Damn pets! Cost me $300!
I have a little 4 month old puppy chihuahua and at 2 months he was involed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> an accident <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> which he was tripped over (by me) and was fighting for life in the vet. The emergency vet said he wasn't going to make it and my heart broke then, however my little fighter. I phoned the vets every hour until late at night and then early in the morning I thought i was bugging them to. I also, dreaded every phone call as i didn't know what i was going to hear.
It could be (and especially in a tiny breed like a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span>) due to a crash <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> blood sugar that led to hypoglycemia because the dog went too long in between meals. It could be due to an injury that your dog sustained that you were not aware he even sustained. chihuahuas have a molera (comparable to the fontanelle in a human baby) in their skull that is open that, if the puppy's head is hit, can lead to a seizure disorder. The only way to tell is to see a veterinarian immediately!
It is a shame that the adoptive agency allowed her to be adopted out. If she is a pedigree <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span> contact <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chihuahua</span> rescue. Many rescue organizations have behaviorists on staff. If it is a behavioral issue your vet could prescribe tranquilizers or, anti-depressants as a therapeutic trial. An unusual seizure disorder, brain damage, a metabolic or infectious disease that affects the brain is also possible, but unlikely.
Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the kidneys, so a too high dose results <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
He could have something stuck <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> his throat, yes. Best thing is to take him to be checked by the vet.
My dog, Chica, was diagnosed almost 3 months ago and was already <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> severe failure. We finally had to help her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the end last Friday. It was a blessing that her misery was finally over. Now, as to what you can do to keep your dog comfy for as long as possible, I want you to print out the following link and really read through the 40 pages. http://www.dogaware.com/kidney.html Your dog will need to be on low phosphorus foods, if she'll eat them.
My mothers dog we had to recently put down. She had seizures too. They started a few years ago and we had her on Phenobarbitol. The vet felt she was doing good because her seizures were 'only' once a month and a few times the gap in between was a little longer. Its hard to watch your dog go thru that and I dont know how people deal with dogs that have daily seizures and I could never let a dog go thru that.
My first recommendation is to go back on the phenobarb. Anti-seizure drugs like this are meant to be "titrated" in other words, we give enough to stop the seizures, then begin to back off the dose to find a lighter dose that will allow the dog to have a pretty normal personality but not have seizures. Does not sound like this was done. I would highly recommend it. Also, many times anti-seizure drugs are given in combination.
Valproic acid has been used in conjunction with phenobarbital to treat epilepsy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> dogs. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> one study, when used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> conjunction with either phenobarbital or primadone, valproate was successful in reducing frequency of seizures in 21 of 41 dogs by 50% (paraphrasing research information by Dr. William Thomas, DVM, MS). If you're getting SOME results with just the phenobarbital, ask your vet about adding Valproate to see if it improves the efficacy of the phenobarb.
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