Seizure causes dogs

Common Questions and Answers about Seizure causes dogs


Avatar n tn This is documented in humans but not yet in dogs, but I believe it can occur in dogs also. That may or may not be the cause of seizures in your dog. Seizures in dogs can occur secondary to trauma, metabolic disease, lesions or tumors in the brain, from a variety of infectious causes, toxins, and, ideopathic causes. Ideopathic means of unknown cause.
Avatar f tn I was reading on the net that dogs do not have epilepsy, it is strictly a human condition. I want to believe my vet but.... Will you please explain to me what causes seizures in dogs and what I can di to prevent it?
Avatar m tn Grand mal seizure is the most common kind of seizure in dogs. This could cause your dog to lose consciousness and convulse. Here are the most common of seizure in dogs: Eating poison Liver disease Low or high blood sugar Kidney disease Electrolyte problems Anemia Head injury Encephalitis Strokes Brain cancer These are what you should do when your dog is having seizure. * Try to stay calm. Distance your dog from anything that could hurt him, do it gently.
Avatar n tn Hello, My 2yr (7lbs) chihuahua 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?
Avatar m tn Hello Everyone - Background: I have a 3-4 yr old black lab. She had her first seizure about 5 weeks ago (gran mal) - lasted 2 minutes, and she bounced back perfectly fine. We immediately took her to the ER that night, and her vet the following day. All her tests and blood work came back perfect except she has Valley Fever, found out last week (we live in Arizona).
Avatar f tn It has been two days since his last seizure but he still hasn't fully recovered, he doesn't know his commands, the people in the house ( including me ), or the other dogs and cats in the house. I want to know if he will even recover from this or if there is something I can do to help. He keeps pacing and whining, even in the middle of the night. Should I bring him in again? Could there be something more serious going on?
Avatar f tn It also helps with cramps because cramps start like a seizure and go away like a seizure. When I drink V8 (low sodium bottles only) it has over 800mg of Potassium in it while the regular bottles have less than 600mg. Potassium is in "No Salt" from Publix and I have replaced all my salt shakers with it. I don't have cramps any more. My Pomeranian.
Avatar f tn To make a long story short the vet called me Saturday morning and told me that Chewy had a seizure 15 minutes after I left him at the vet. He also told me that he started him on Phenobarbital 3 ml morning and evening. He said that if he was better Sunday morning I could pick him up, which I did. Today Monday, I brought him back to the vet for blood work. The vet said his kidney function was a little elevated so he could not rule out poisoning.
3187528 tn?1344809110 About two months ago my 3 year old Jack-a-Bee went into a mild seizure. We rushed him to the vet and he couldn't find anything wrong. Said that it's common for dogs to have seizures and to keep a log if he has anymore. Exactly one month after his first he had his second one in the middle of the night. This is when I decided that maybe his weight had something to do with it. So I cut back on the amount of food I gave him and started walking him for 20 minutes every day.
1963554 tn?1325451090 It is completely heart wrenching when their time comes to leave us, just as with human friends and family that we lose over time. In the end, all we can do is offer our dogs all the reassurance, love and attention they deserve and be as kind and humane as we possibly can. They need us to be strong and do the right thing ... regardless of how much it hurts us, it's one of the many responsibilities of being a good owner. My heart goes out to you. Give Shaggy an extra hug from me.
Avatar m tn I don't think I'd be inclined to think of something having to do with the central nervous system, I'd lean more toward a structural problem with maybe a narrowing of the spinal cord in the cervical region impinging on a nerve or nerves that causes the tremors in the legs. What breed of dog is he? I've also thought about Wobbler's Syndrome, however that doesn't just cause shaking or trembling of the legs, that would also cause an unsteady gait, which you did not mention him having.
1916673 tn?1420236870 Also, has your vet checked Max's blood pressure. Dogs with CKF often have high blood pressure, which also causes the kidney disease to worsen fast ... so if her blood pressure is high, this needs treating too. That's probably enough for now. Let me know how things progress and if you get your vet to take more of a pro-active role in diagnosing other symptoms and treating them.
495862 tn?1209785690 SO does anyone think that this could have caused her to have a seizure? I also know that dogs are not supposed to have chocolate too. As far as I know there were no blood tests done, which I have told him already that he needs to get one done and I am not sure about the MRI. Thank You for your concerns, it is greatly appreciated!
Avatar n tn which is initiated by the autonomic (the nerve controlling blood flow to the brain and heart. It causes temporary shut down of blood supply to the brain, which causes fainting. Allowing the body to relax enabling normal breathing. I have had it for years, suggest that when one starts bad coughing immediately pull off the road if driving, but be prepared to faint, putting yourself in a safe position.
2186126 tn?1384961026 My question is how do most older dogs with untreated Cushing's begin to fail? I would really like to minimize any suffering in his final days. Right now, I am red-flagging every little twitch and thinking if I knew what to expect, I could calm down a little and hopefully not send any frightened messages to Spartacus. He is currently on Proin to control his urine accidents and that has worked for a few months now. Would just really prefer to look at him with joy rather than fear these days.
Avatar f tn There is also another medication that is in a plastic syringe that you can inject slowly in his 'behind' when is having a seizure to prevent brain damage (if the seizure goes for a long time) if you don't want him on medication, though he would have to be insight 24/7 and you have to sleep sometime. I would suggest you see an epileptic specialist if you haven't already, since vets do not know too extensively about seizures.
Avatar n tn As I have just answered in a previous post common causes of seizures in geriatric dogs include brain tumors, bacterial, fungal, or parasitic infections in the brain, or metabolic causes. Seizures can also raise body temperature, so a cold rag wipe down could help. The fact that your mom's dog pants and wheezes could mean lung or heart disease. So heart and lung disease should also be investigated.
Avatar n tn My 14 year old Lab/chow/shep mix had a seizure the other night. We took her to the vets, she had a high fever, but no other obvious abnormalities. They started her on phenobarbital for seizures and said they think she has a brain tumor. She has no other symptoms of a brain tumor. She only had 2 known seizures, and they occurred when her fever was high. I went yesterday and asked them if they thought it could be lyme disease and they said no but they would check her if I wanted them to.
Avatar m tn The outcome could be that you are still giving the anti-seizure medications you have now, or even no medication, as the case indicates. Also some dogs on medication(s) still seizure from time to time and there are some that cannot be controlled even on multiple medications. Clarify for yourself which doctor you trust and want to stick with, and follow their recommendations. Do ask for and expect complete explanations. Please let us know how things progress with your dog. Good luck!
369472 tn?1198749292 Dark meat poultry, fatty hamburger, ground lamb, and canadian bacon are good choices. Of course, dogs in renal failure are so nauseated, it's hard to get them to eat anything, so if she won't eat the low-phosphorus foods, just get something in her. To counteract phosphorus, give her one or two Tums antacid tablets a day - or any indigestion tablet that is primarily calcium. The calcium binds with phosphorus and carries out of the body so it can't do further harm to the kidneys.
Avatar f tn In the last 2 years, she has occasionally either a Seizure or Panic Attack. We arent sure which. And since it doesnt last long enough to get her to a vet they cant really figure out what it is either. The first episode happened after she slipped coming in from outside. She kinda goes all stiff, shakes and pants really bad with saliva just dousing the floor. she cant walk. The second episode again happened after a bit of a shock, she fell off our bed in the middle of the night.
Avatar f tn He is discharged now and continuing on his meds and SubQ 100mL a day I am just looking for comfort to know if dogs who experience seizures due to kidney failures can still have more than a few months? Is there anything else I can do? How long can they last? And Tony I am so sorry If I seem impolite in my speech - I am just so worried and I am wondering if I could join the group!!!
1916673 tn?1420236870 I agree, it would be much better if this User Group wasn't needed, but as this dreadful disease affects one in every three dogs over the age of 12 yrs, I think it very much is needed - and people here are very supportive and kind hearted, despite their experiences and losses. Thank you for joining us.
Avatar f tn If the vet finds it's a form of epilepsy then better meds will be prescribed. It could be a heart problem, or could be brain cancer or many other causes.. I've had 3 dogs that had seizures. The epileptic dog lived a regular life on medication. The heart problem dog lived another couple of years until his heart valve went totally. My beautiful Golden with brain cancer had to be put down after a couple of months. I hope it's nothing serious but the Vet will diagnose.
Avatar n tn By stating her blood work is fine and the vet says she's healthy, I assume you mean that she does not have epilepsy? What other tests have been run? There are many causes of seizures. Dogs are lactose intolerant so you should not give them ice cream except for the few kinds that are made especially for dogs. Matter of fact, I would have to say you should probably restrict your puppy's diet to high quality puppy foods and treats especially since you do not know the cause of the seizures.
Avatar m tn We took her to the vet on Tuesday morning after her 2nd seizure for blood work to check for possible causes. The blood work came back Wednesday afternoon and the vet told us that her blood chemistry looked fine. He prescribed 60mg Phenobarbital 2X daily(the dog is approx 52 lbs, so the dosage seems appropriate), though I came to find out my wife has only been giving her 30mg 2X daily. Regardless, the dog has not had another seizure since starting the medication.
202123 tn?1208054800 But I was fortunate to talk to this lady who has four dogs that seizure and she told me to start putting my dog on fish oil,choline,and more natural foods like liver,carrots,potatoes and etc and she says that will help alleviate the seizures.She said her dogs are seizure free(maybe 1 a year)before she had put them on the natural oils and foods they were seizing up to 10 times a day.
641243 tn?1235755684 We also have two other dogs( lab mixes), they seem to flip out when she has an episode. When she has a seizure, she stiffens up, shakes at the same time, drools, her eyes look blank and she looses control of her bowels. Is that what your dog goes through? Just need to talk to someone who goes through the same thing I do!!!!! Thanks!