Seizure disorders dogs

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Avatar f tn Generally vets take a blood and urine panel and analyze it to rule out metabolic canine disorders that may be the cause of the seizures such as kidney problems or diabetes for example. When dogs seizure at intervals of less than 30 days, vets usually begin them on an anti-epileptic medication like phenobarbital. Review your dogs diet. Blue Buffalo dog food and many pet foods others have been recalled for various reasons.
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 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.
Avatar m tn We went to our regular vet and she couldn't detect anything when listening to her heart, but mentioned several possibilities (incl. heart disorders, vagal syndrome) and suggested we wait-and-see if it happens again. Her stools still weren't normal (this was at day 6 of flagyl rx), so we did 10 more days worth of flagyl and sent stool for testing. Results showed giardia, so we did 7 days of panacur, which has resolved stool issues.
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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 n tn Such as, immune system problems, hip dysplasia, seizure and bleeding disorders, etc, etc). A knowlegable breeder, who is familiar with his/her line of dogs, their health issues, has done testing for genetic problems, will sometimes do an in breeding trying to maintain a quality they are looking for or trying to establish a stronger gene pool against a genetic defect. It can get pretty complicated and does take a lot of research.
Avatar n tn I woke up this morning at 6am and came downstairs to find my 12 year old dalmation suffering from some sort of stroke or seizure. She couldnt stand and was in real discomfort, her eyes moving very fast from side to side.After ringing vet after vet i got in touch with some one 45mins away and was told to take her to the Animal Hospital. When i arrived and the vet done several checks she told me it was not good news and the best option was to have her put to sleep.
Avatar n tn It sounds as if he may have a congenital heart, liver disorder, or seizure disorder. Infectious disorders (tick diseases and others) can also cause disorientation as well as hypoglycemia, and many other diseases. A liver shunt, heart disease, or idiopathic epilepsy (among other disorders) can cause similar symptoms. Concussions are uncommon in dogs (even very young ones) unless he had an open fontanelle on top of his head and fell just on that location.
Avatar m tn Inter vertebral Disc Disease -German Shepherd Dogs are prone to degenerative disc disease although some bloodlines appear to have a higher incidence of this problem than others. Dogs with spinal problems should never be used for breeding. Dogs producing offspring with spinal abnormalities should be spayed or neutered.
Avatar f tn I have 3 other small dogs in the house, and when he had the last seizure they all started barking at him and running around us. I want to have the most controlled environment & routine for my senior baby as possible. Any suggestions are appreciated. I am not overwhelmed, just concerned because I want him to have the best quality of life possible.
508071 tn?1212146063 Since you live near a veterinary teaching hospital, this may be the best location to find a veterinary neurologist. Most seizure disorders can be treated successful with traditional medication and with Chinese and Western herbal medication. Please google Dr. Roger Clemmons, the renowned veterinary neurologist from the Veterinary School of the Florida State University, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Clemmons has had excellent success with seizure disorders using an integrative approach, i.e.
Avatar n tn Dear PetPete, Potassium Bromide is considered a very safe long term management tool for epileptic seizures in dogs. The initial loading and induction phase is often characterized by sedation of the nature you describe. If the dog can eat, get up to go out and move about, then the sedation is likely acceptable, if your primary goal is to limit seizures, rather than side effects. Let's not forget that limiting seizures is the primary goal and doing so can be life saving.
Avatar m tn Tramidol is not recommended to be given in dogs with a history of kidney disease, liver disease, seizure disorders and lung problems. Tramidol side effects may include sedation, anxiety, bloating and gas, constipation, convulsive movements, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, hallucinations, indigestion, itching, nausea, nervousness, tremors, vomiting and weakness.
Avatar m tn Hypothryoid dogs will often put on weight, be sluggish, have an oily coat and have a tragic facial expression. When a pet is experiencing other organ dysfunctions such as liver, immune or even seizure disorders, if the thyroid is not functioning properly, it is often much more difficult to get these conditions under control. The development of the heart condition is more likely associated with age rather than the thyroid supplementation.
Avatar f tn 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. Some will lick other things, like windows or floors or even something with a texture to it. Some will dig incessantly. Some dogs will chew on rocks. Some will snap at imaginary flies.
Avatar n tn After all it is an anti-seizure med. The last multi-day migraine my daughter had was treated by our Internist, not Neuroligist. She had a shot of Toradol at Urgent care. The migraine stopped for about 40 minutes. The next day the internist gave her a shot of Toradol, one of Imitrex and one of Fenigren (sp?). It knocked her out for about 16 hours. But it knocked out the migraine, too!
Avatar n tn Did he run some lab work and urinalysis? Here is an article about kidney disease in dogs and how to manage it long term. It was extremely helpful to me when my dog developed it. The entire article runs about 40 printed pages.
Avatar n tn It concerns me that the vet didn't do a complete blood test prior to the anesthesia especially on a 13 year old dog. You can tell a lot about a dogs mouth - is she eating and drinking normally? I'd hate for her to come down with any sort of dehydration on top of any infection too. I wouldn't wait until Wednesday to see this vet, I'd go somewhere else. Take a translator with you, if you can. Your dogs health depends on it.
808425 tn?1371095928 The vet had injected him with an antibiotic that is contraindicated for dogs with liver and/or kidney disorders. He had both, but the blood work the vet ordered had not come back until the day after his injection. Everything the poor guy experienced in his last 24 hours correlates with the medication. Including blindness, swelling of the tongue, weakness, joint stiffness, and more than likely, seizure. I had felt that he had suffered a seizure although no one had actually witnessed it.
Avatar n tn It will give you an idea of what goes on in the pet food industry and the repercussions of inferior pet foods.....Seizure disorders are common complaints.....Trust me, the reports are heart breaking, but you need to know......This happens all the time...Mainly to inferior foods purchased at Discount centers & grocery stores......This is an eye opener for those that are unaware.....
Avatar f tn Dr. Osborne wrote an article on dogs with Kidney issues, it is very good, it actually sounded like what your dog is going through. Check it out on the post about Kidney's that I just wrote on. I will see if I can post it to here for you.
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Avatar f tn I was reffered to the wrong specialist (apparently) who diagnosed panic attacks and the Dr wanted me to have a second opinion at the seizure clinic which I haven't received yet. I just feel like I'm now losing my mind with all of this activity, almost as if my brain is disintegrating away.
Avatar n tn I also have shortness of breath which I can only describe as an inability to completely fill the lungs with a deep breath. A neurologist ruled out any seizure type disorders but performed a improptu experiment.. We knealt on the floor where he took my B.P. 104/60 after rising he took it again 155/90 but I began to pass out dispite the hearts attempt to pump enough blood to the brain. caffeine, and hot weather agravate the symtoms.
Avatar f tn Tramadol is very powerful and is contraindicated with existing liver disease, kidney disease, poor lung function or seizure disorders. So, while it is effective at reducing pain, it will cause damage to kidneys, liver and lungs, particularly at higher or frequent doses. Ask your vet about safer alternatives - or only give when absolutely necessary.
Avatar n tn My dog unfortunately just died he was 8 years old and just started with vomiting and just wanted to drink water but would vomit it out anyway the vet said he might have panceatitis but didn't suggest anything only maybe blood tests but they wouldn't get the results before xmas and just before he died he did brown/yellow diarrhoea and went to vet again but they couldn't help him hr had a seizure there and died within 5 minutes i just wanted some answers as to what might have killed him.
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.
544292 tn?1268886268 Theres a lot of conflicting information about seizures on the list. I've never seen anYone have a seizure in tramadol WITHDRAWAL. Have seen several people have seizures when TAKING tramadol. AND, every tramadol related seizure I saw did not seem related to how high a dose the person was taking; RATHER was in instances where someone markedly INCREASED their dose. I think the confusion is in that seizures are common when withdrawing from sedatives (alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazapines etc).