Seizure causes in dogs

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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 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.
Avatar n tn I'm not the Vet, but wanted to say that there is a thread going over in The Pet forum, under Dogs, that may have alot of your answers. It's on the first page titled: "Seizures....Epilepsy?" There are also web sights listed dealing with the subject (On this thread). Maybe this will help you....Good Luck...
Avatar m tn My question is in regards to bowel movements the day or two following a seizure. Both times now she has NOT gone potty for 36-48 hours afterward.. She's eating and drinking as normal... full of energy etc. Then, on the third day she goes potty much more than normal... AND she has urinating and pooped in the house (which she has NEVER done). I'm sure I'm looking too far into these type of symptoms...
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?
1916673 tn?1420236870 Dogs acquire phosphorus directly from food, and normally (in healthy dogs) any excess is excreted through the kidneys. In kidney disease the kidneys are damaged and cannot excrete excess phosphorus, which then acts like a toxic substance in the blood. Reducing phosphorus intake is therefore important (check all the foods you may be feeding, including treats, for phosphorus content). The additional way of controlling it is to introduce a phosphate binder.
2186126 tn?1384961026 Prior to taking the meds, she was always happy and interested in a walk - granted always hungry, but vivacious, full of life. After taking trilostane, it's as if she shut done. I feel that in some dogs, the medicine stops their cortisol production and then somehow it triggers something else that causes them to shut down. I've read now that internal medicine veterinary specialists believe in not treating Cushing's and letting it run its course.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had anything like this happen to them or can anyone tell me where to turn. We need some answers. My husband has never had a seizure in his life until this and there is no family history. Also, his potassium and sodium levels were fine three weeks before this incident because he had just had labs done. So, his levels dropped quickly. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn Could it have been the low blood sugar that caused the seizure? Is the phenobarbital causing all this thirst and urination or is he in early kidney failure. I love my little fellow and want the best for him. I don't want to go against the vet and discontinue the medicine if he truly needs it, but I don't want to give him something that could hurt him if the only problem was the blood sugar. What do y'all think?
3187528 tn?1344809110 She had two minor episodes before with discussion with my primary vet and then a neurological consult/evaluation we put her on prednesode(can't spell it but its an anti-seizure meds), my advice would be to talk to your vet about possible causes and see if you have a neurologist in the area that you can have your dog taken to for evaluation. Were there any similarities between the seizures? like loud noises or excitement like the doorbell? good luck i know how you feel.
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.
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.
495862 tn?1209785690 Conniebh, you might want to post this in a new thread to get some new replies to your question. The thread you responded to is three years old and not likely to draw many readers.
Avatar n tn email me at ***@**** please i have been having the same issues for 5 weeks and have blacked out three times and just this morning had a small seizure in front of my kids when i came to i felt my body still shaking as soon as i start coughing for a short period of time and or laugh hard it sends me into a coughing fit and i black out hospital has said my vitals are fine and send me on my way they dont go any further than that one hospital said it could be my uvula that is long causing me to
Avatar f tn You must remember that it takes a while for a dogs system to adjust to the drug (even in a young dog) so it is difficult to say whether this is achievable in such an extremely old dog. Ask your vet. There are other options such as a newer drug called 'Keppra' which has less side effects though is more expensive unfortunately.
Avatar n tn If your mom's dog is older than 5 or 6 years old, it could be something in the brain. 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.
1916673 tn?1420236870 And ... Just in case you haven't read it, here's a link to my article on diet and kidney disease in dogs ... http://www.infobarrel.
Avatar n tn The only experience I have with seizures in dogs is with the 120-lb Lab next door. He developed bad seizures at about age 2, and has been taking phenobarb for the last 2 years in gradually increasing doses. The seizures are far less severe, but he still has one like clockwork about every 6 to 8 weeks, and he has no underlying disease that causes them as your dog does. The phenobarb may have slowed him down a bit, but not much. Good for you for pursing the Lyme testing for your dog.
604197 tn?1292308636 Hello, I'm 17 years of age and recently (2 months ago) had an accident that has resulted in the loss of my sense of smell and taste. I was at a lake, swinging on a rope into the water but lost my grip and wnet head first down a cliff of rocks and roots. I landed in the water but had hit the back of my head (near the crown, at the top) splitting my head open and fracturing my skull (3-4 inches).
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!
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!!!
Avatar n tn Unfortunately the most common cause for first time seizures in an older dog are brain tumors. Other causes are trauma to the head, and ingestion of a neurotoxin. Idiopathic seizures occur in dogs that are less than 3-4 years of age. I think that Adequan or Rimadyl are unlikely causes since neither is a neurotoxin. Brain tumors can cause change in personality, panting and pacing. Not all brain tumors are death sentences, though. Some are benign and surgery can be successful.
Avatar f tn Chicken Jerky Treats (Made in China) has been killing/or making dogs violently ill since 2007, (3024 days so far) yet still sold on many store shelves.....There are thousands of reports & warnings on 100's of web sights about chicken jerky made in China!!! I see about 6 (Or more) toxins in your other treats that have the potential to cause cancer, liver/kidney failure, & Seizures..... Your Caesar if also full of by-products of unknown source....
Avatar m tn A lady was using this supplement for her dog just to give her dog the necessary enzymes/nutrients not present in cooked kibble, (that are found in raw food). She discovered, as a side bonus that her dogs incontinence ceased after starting her dog on the Fresh Factors. It works. You can double or triple the dose if you wish, to boost it in the beginning, as well, with absolute safety/no harm or ill effects, whatsoever. Anyways, I tried it, and it works.
Avatar n tn I was bitten 20 yrs ago and the head of the tick (in Indianapolis) stayed in my scalp for a week, then I developed lumps all over my head that disappeared a bit after a doctor removed the tick. I grew up in WV, w/ plenty of deer and dogs/cats. I don't know what to make of it. Thanks in advance for any input.
Avatar f tn The fact that this puppy is only four months old is baffling, because idiopathic epilepsy usually is first seen in dogs in the 2-3 year old range. While it is not unheard of for it to occur in young puppies, in their case it is more often due to a head injury or some type of illness, like hypoglycemia. Reno007, what breed(s) is this puppy? Is he a large breed mix? A toy mix? How many times a day are you feeding him?