Dog seizure causes veterinarian

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Avatar m tn Also some dogs can end up with status epilepticus, a state of perpetual seizures that requires hospitalization to undo. If your doctor has decided your dog actually needs seizure medication at all, he/she likely has in mind the goals of preventing these unwanted consequences and the worsening of the seizure condition. 2. A steady state of antiseizure medication in the blood, and at a known level, is required to suppress seizures.
Avatar m tn I feel it is important to give you information on seizures and this may be repetitive to the information your veterinarian sent home with you. A seizure is any abnormal electrical disturbance in the brain. Seizures can vary in length from several seconds to minutes. Our pets may experience a seizure as a one-time event in their life or seizures can occur as a repeated event over weeks or months. We refer to this repeated event as epilepsy.
543578 tn?1214415607 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. Seizures can be serious, but if the cause is idiopathic seizure disorder, the disorder is well controlled by medication, and your dog can still have a normal life span.
Avatar n tn I am planning to get another dog but that will not be for likely another 6 months.
2361255 tn?1339611918 This time, while he was eating. Can a dog get themselves so worked up they have a seizure? That seems to be the only common thread between these two attacks. He has been crazy while he ate today, even biting me (not on purpose, I have to hand feed him, since he is blind). ???
Avatar f tn Your story breaks my heart as I lost my 14-year-old dog, Chica, to this exact disease on January 4. The vomiting is so awful to watch in the end as it just goes on and on and on... There are many anti emetic meds to try. Has your vet not prescribed anything? Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood.
Avatar n tn Another cause is nausea. A third, though uncommon cause is a seizure disorder that causes episodes of drooling instead of actual seizures. There could be others also, such as electrolyte imbalances. It would be best to have your dog examined by your veterinarian.
328381 tn?1269367702 Seizures As a veterinarian that witnesses seizures, I understand how unsettling this event can be to you, the owner. I can only imagine the fear and uncertainty that your pet experienced. I feel it is important to give you information on seizures and this may be repetitive to the information your veterinarian sent home with you. A seizure is any abnormal electrical disturbance in the brain. Seizures can vary in length from several seconds to minutes.
Avatar n tn Hello there! Has your dog been seen by your veterinarian about this problem? Unfortunately, there is no easy remedy until a definitive diagnosis is determined. Shaking and muscle spasms can be due to a long list of issues such as, but not limited to the following: 1. Pain from a variety of causes including: Tick borne or other infectious diseases, musculoskeletal pain (spine, joints, soft-tissue injuries, etc), stomach or abdominal pain, urinary tract issue, and more. 2.
Avatar n tn It was extremely helpful to me when my dog developed it. The entire article runs about 40 printed pages.
Avatar f tn If you notice any of the other symptoms of seizure activity immediately following the behavior, even if it is the symptoms of a petit mal seizure, should be reported to your vet. If the dog displays no other symptoms of seizure activity either before or after the fly-catching episode, then chances are it is a doggie OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Obsessive--compulsive disorders in dogs are not at all uncommon. Some of the will incessantly lick their paws.
Avatar f tn our other dog doesn't react the same way, so it's not likely to be a 'dog' thing that we humans are not aware of. this has happened summer and winter, indoors and out. sometimes it happens several times a day, and then we can go several months without it happening at all. the preceding moments are generally calm and normal with nothing out of the ordinary that we can identify.
Avatar n tn Unfortunatly, there would be no way of knowing what was really the base cause of her sudden downhill condition and death unless evaluated by a veterinarian. Even seizures can be caused by multiple causes, as well as the lethargy and weakness. Sorry again for your loss...
Avatar m tn i feal next time my dog has a seizure he will die! he had a status epilepticus 3 days ago...convulsion for many hours...he was on potassium bromide before...i would by it and make the meds my self...worked for 3 years....with not much side effect...they just put him on pheno....there is something wrong with this drug! hate it...but so scared i keep giving it to him...i want my dog back...
Avatar f tn For the last several months, her diet has consisted of organic turkey (to which I add dietary fiber) and spinach baby food, in addition to regular hard Rachael Ray dog food. She's not eating any hard food on her own, though, so as of today I switched her diet to a 5mL syringe of turkey/fiber + 15mL of organic sweet potatoes (baby food), 3x a day (or more if she'll take it).
Avatar f tn I tried to feed him a liquid diet but he refused to take it. A day before he died, he had a seizure and rushed him to the emergency clinic. The vet there did not perform any diagnostic tests; he only put my pet in an oxygen cage and asked me to pick him up the following morning. Later that morning my pet was lifeless and rushed him again to a veterinary hospital. The vet there told us that he was in a coma and although she tried hard to revive him, he passed away at 1545 of Feb 21.
1832268 tn?1326819610 1) This is a absolutely devastating disease, 2) The best that modern medicine has to treat this with is not very good 3) Vets really dont know what causes this and how long your dog has, every dog is different. The only promising treatment i could find is stem cell therapy and that is in experimental stages.
Avatar m tn I need advice. I have a year and a half yellow lab. Last year, when we had his bloodwork done, we noticed that his liver ALT levels were high. (close to 500) The vet at that time put him on clayamox for a few weeks and re-tested. His levels only decreased slighty. Out of concern, we had a ultrasound done. Ultrasound results came back absoutley normal. The vet pretty much said, lets play the "wait and see game" Since then, we have switched vets.
1393112 tn?1294907542 Hi, Just wondering if I need a second opinion, my dog has had intense sudden attacks of pain for the past 2 days, it was weekend so I waited until monday morning to take to the vet, thinking he hurt himself maybe slipped down stairs and maybe pulled muscle or something whilst I was out.
2095142 tn?1333236800 Please keep in mind, that I am not a veterinarian, I am just a life long dog lover, who lost my 15 year old Yorkie to kidney disease. I had her euthanized 6 months ago. Again, I urge you....if you have any doubts or questions about how serious you dogs condition is, talk to your vet. Like you I hoped and prayed that a miracle would happen, we have all wished for that when we know our dogs are dying. We know how much you love her and don't want her to leave.
544292 tn?1268886268 In my case the antidepressant that they tacked on to the cocktail is the thing that causes all the rough psychological and mental symptoms. It's a Two Fer One! I've been feeling like I was going crazy for a long time. And in addition to that; the scary suicidal ideation. The suicidal ideation vanished and returns ONLY if I get a flare up of withdrawal symptoms. That happens if I get over stressed. So i need some coping mechanisms. At the moment; "I am STILL ALVE!?
Avatar n tn no-one knows what causes it. but it is probably a spasm of the rectal or pelvic floor muscles. There are various methods of relieving the pain: putting pressure on the perineum, by sitting on the edge of your bath or on a tennis ball. Sit in hot water or alternatively, apply some ice. A hot drink may give some relief. I take 2 liguid Advils, walk around a bit and then go back to bed, when I can. As laying down makes it worse.