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Avatar n tn Lyme disease can cause neurological disorders, and epilepsy is a neurological disorder. The fact that your dog had a fever when she had the seizure leads us to believe that the seizure had an infectious cause. However, seizures themselves (if grand mal) can cause a dogs temperature to become elevated. Brain tumors can disrupt normal brain activity and therefore cause seizures. The problem is, if the Lyme disease is in the chronic stage it is very difficult to eliminate.
1759127 tn?1313676097 my dog is 6yrs old and just had the flu vaccine 8 days ago for boarding requirement. She is off her food very tired and seems to have a cold has anyone else ever seen this I am told there are no side effects but I don't really believe this.
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.
Avatar f tn If unlikely, could you shed any light on what might have happened that would cause these types of symptoms? She is the absolute love of my life and I plan to take her to the vet tomorrow, but was hoping for another expert opinion. Thank you, in advance, for your time.
Avatar f tn That time I called the vet immediately who said it was likely a mild seizure and to watch her closely and if she acted abnormally at all to bring her in. She recovered and wanted to play again before I was off the phone with the vet and didn't have any other issues. The same thing happened a third time another 2 or maybe even 3 months later. We had some company and she was racing up and down the stairs and on her way down she whimpered and her legs went stiff and she started to fall.
Avatar n tn I am planning to get another dog but that will not be for likely another 6 months.
Avatar f tn http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/best-dog-foods/raw-dog-food/ Your dogs T4 result is considered low for a Post T4 therapeutic level. Please ask your vet if the dose can be raised. His ideal thyroid replacement dose is the one in which he has the most reduction of symptoms of hypothyroid. Excessive sleeping is a symptom of hypothyroid. There are Chinese veterinary herbal remedies that help as an adjunct to seizure therapy or even as a solo treatment in some cases.
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.
514916 tn?1224521687 My dog's first signs was convulsion/seizure...then came the rest of symptoms... This particular dog will never get another shot....not her....and the rest will take only 1/2 doses then other 1/2 dose..not relying on vet opinions again, I am going w/ my instinct and knowlege from experience...
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 An open, non healing wound needs professional care and treatment. A dog who has had a seizure also needs some care, but if its been many months since she had one, that might not be an issue right now.
Avatar n tn You might have a dog that just came from a bad breeder, or you may have a dog with epilepsy, which means it can have a fairly normal life if you give him his pills regularly from what I hear. Take him into the vet and try to calm him as much as possible. Remember- it doesn't matter what he eats right now as long as he eats something in the beginning. I hope this helped and/or you figure out what's wrong and he's ok soon!
570306 tn?1222716977 It can sometimes take several hours, sometimes a full day, for a dog to completely return to normal after a seizure. Your vet's first reaction in doing nothing was reasonable. Sometimes seizures happen and that's the one and only seizure a dog will ever have. However, now that your dog has had a second seizure and one that lasted so terribly long, you need to go back to your vet. Your dog will likely be put on phenobarbitol as a seizure preventive.
Avatar n tn Hi, Si Miao San was recommended for my dog by Dr. Cheng as well as Stomach Happy if he gets digestive upsets from taking any of the recommended Chinese herbal medicine. Can I put both of these herbal remedies together in his food? What is a recommended Stomach Happy dosage for a 44lb dog with a very weak, sensitive stomach. He had a ruptured intestine shortened 3 years ago.
Avatar m tn It sounds as though you have had a long working relationship with your primary care veterinarian. Call your veterinarian and tell him/her of your concerns. The two of you may decide that seekin the opinion of a board certified internist will be in your pet's best interest. Your veterinarian can recommend one and provide you with a copy of your medical records. Seeking a second opinion is never incorrect. I wish you and your pet health and the best quality of life possible. Dr.
Avatar n tn just about a week and a half ago she had her first seizure and since then its progressed to having multiple seizures in one day a few lasting up to 3mins. she has has minor to major seizures and as a result my family took her to the vet to get help. but when they did X rays and blood tests it shows that she is a perfectly healthy pug.
1761287 tn?1313828387 Our new vet states that the Predisone is the reason the dog is sick because he now has Cushing's disease. Our dog urinates large amount and often. He's on a special diet because the Vet said he's allergic to many foods, so now he eats DD diet- it's either venison & potatoes or salmon & potatoes and duck & potatoes because he has allergies. We give him Trilostne 2x daily. I see no change?
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 n tn Lethargy, anorexia, panting, hind leg weakness, gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, and hair thinning, were the symptoms that forced you to take your dog to the vet initially. These symptoms can be signs of endocrine disorders, specifically Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease), Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing 's Syndrome), and hypothyroid. I think that your dog may have had undiagnosed Addison’s disease Hypoadrenocorticism).
Avatar n tn We took Freddie to an emergency Veterinarian who said he was fine and sent him home with nausea medication. Freddie is mobile yet lethargic. He refuses all food and water. We took him to his regular Veterinarian on 9/7/10 and again on 9/8/10 because he would not eat or drink. Our Veterinarian confirmed there were no injuries from the fall. A stool sample was taken and blood drawn. All test came back normal. Freddie was given a shot for dehydration and sent home.
Avatar m tn Health Issues in the German Shepherds dog Over the years, indiscriminate breeding practices have lead to hereditary diseases such as hip and elbow dysplasia, blood disorders, digestive problems (probably due to nerves), epilepsy, chronic eczema, keratitis (inflammation of the cornea), dwarfism and flea allergies. In order to avoid these conditions, it is imperative that you deal with breeders of the highest standards.
Avatar f tn It was hard but it was the best thing so he didnt suffer. The weakness in your dog and no appetite makes me think parvo. My friend had a dog that had a seizure. They think it was from eating cedar wood. They arent too sure but she is spunky, yet cant get up. She just scoots on the floor. I would guess parvo. My pup was fine, then one morning puked but seemed to be ok, then diarrhea and not eating all the next day. then barf, diarrhea not eating and barely drinking.
Avatar m tn My 2 year old beagle has had three seizures in the past month. The seizure only happens after getting out of the car. They lasted about 2 minutes. Went to the vet, and she had one after getting out of the car. Xray showed no brain tumor. He started her on 64.8 of pheno a day. She has been on the drug for just a week, but is so mellow, has no interest in toys or playing with my other two days. Will she always be this way?
Avatar m tn So, this word of advice to anyone whose dog is on phenobarb, who is terrified by symptoms that mimic an aggressive brain tumor--don't panic. It might be a tumor (heck, my dog still might have a tumor), but it is also possible that it's the phenobarbital. Try to keep a log of what your dog does every day. Does he stop tripping one day? Does he manage to stand all through dinner one day? The progress is very slow. But if it's just drug side effects, it will get better.
1342335 tn?1276725927 My dog has early symptoms of Cushings and this remedy really helped him. He stopped having pee accidents, doesn't drink so much water, stopped begging for food and his coat is much shinier now; it took about a whole month to notice that the remedy was working. I think it might be helpful to use along with whatever your vet suggests. The bottle wasn't cheap but it almost lasted 2 months for me, so it will probably last longer for you because your maltese is half my dog's size.
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 Lethargy, anorexia, panting, hind leg weakness, gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, and hair thinning, were the symptoms that forced you to take your dog to the vet initially. These symptoms can be signs of endocrine disorders, specifically Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease), Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Syndrome), and hypothyroid. I think that your dog may have had undiagnosed Addison’s disease (Hypoadrenocorticism).
Avatar m tn yes I have been to neurologists ($$$) People use the word epipeptic seizure a lot to describe the type of episode I think. My dog has 'focal' seizures, .... yes, there are several drugs . One Vet professional from England has been emailing me, He is smarter than a lot of doctors. and if I remember right, he said something about adding potassium bromide I think it helps dogs process pheno if pheno is not enough. .
544292 tn?1268886268 Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here. The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose).
1832268 tn?1326819610 I hope the information collected here, along with recommendations and guidance from the dogs veterinarian, will offer dog owners helpful information, and realistic expectations. I would like to hear some input from others, as to what information would be helpful. For example...Breed, Age, Symptoms, Creatine, Bun, and Phorsphorus levels at time of first exam that revealed Kidney Disease, as well as End Stage Symptoms and Lab Values ( if known. ) How Quickly did the disease progress.