Seizure in a dog

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Avatar f tn Does anyone know if a dog (like a human) is aware when having a grand mal seizure?
Avatar n tn This happened a total of 5 times in one night. Since then he has been completely fine. I told both vets I felt he had hurt himself and maybe had a muscle spasm. They did not witness what I saw and have both said it was a seizure. I do not want to give him medicine he does not need, but want to make sure he is healthy. Please help!! Thank you.
Avatar f tn Going to the vet for a blood draw this afternoon. *Our 4 year old Aussie just had a first seizure this morning. I have dealt with seizures before in another dog, but the aftermath of this is very different and hard. The jerking and then the stiffness lasted about 5 minutes or so, but when he started to come out of it and relax, he jumped up and started barking fiercely at us like he didn't know us. We got the other dogs out of the room in case of agitation or attack.
Avatar f tn Please find a new vet ASAP. There very well could be a correlation. I'm going to post a link about dog seizures and the underlying causes for many of them: You'll see that ticks can cause seizures (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme) so can toxins picked up in the environment (which could also be the cause of the lesions). Run, don't walk, to a new vet.
Avatar f tn she's prescribe some diazipan just in case...going back in two weeks...started making a journal and made a list of things to do.
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 m tn on checking this poo next day I discovered that it is a whole rope type toy and he had to poo it out between seizures is it possible that this is the issue that hastened his having fits as his blood pressure was sky hi in combination with his kidney problem as he did not seem to be in a serious stage until his breathing problem started is it likely earlier in the week he swallowed it and it put his blood pressure up .
Avatar f tn I have no clue what would cause a seizure, but to be on the safe side I would have her checked by a vet, you can also go to the top of this page and click on Forums, then scroll down to the bottom of the next page and click on Ask A Vet. Possibly you can get an answer there.
Avatar m tn You need not feel guilty about your efforts to improve Jack's quality of life and reduce any pain. Twitching may be related to seizure activity in the brain or perhaps a muscle or nerve disorder. It is unlikely to be related to simple arthritis of joints or vertebrae, but may be due to muscle weakness. Meloxydyl contains the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug "meloxicam" and is similar to "Metacam" which is how it is marketed in the US.
Avatar m tn Two years ago he started having seizures and in a 24 hour period he had 6 seizures. My vet put him on Phenobarbital and he has been seizure free since. He has had no visable side effects that we can tell. He is not very active and has put on weight in the last year, however that is contibuted to grandparents that like to table feed him. His vet now is speaking about weining him off the the Phenobarbital, I belive in hopes of him being able to lose weight.
Avatar m tn The best plan for now may be to shut the Morki in the bathroom whenever this happens again until the whole seizure is over and your other dog has recovered. Just shut her in in a kind but firm way, tell her to 'stay' and 'wait' with a gentle and steady voice. And don't let her out until you are sure the crisis has passed. I presume the vet knows about these seizures? Has any medication been prescribed so far?
Avatar m tn Yes, this does sound like a seizure.....Whether it's the food or not, you must get rid of it!!! It's a terrible food and Purina is poisoning dogs all over this country with absolutely no recalls, yet dogs & Cats are becoming violently ill and/or dying on Purina foods....Last complaints I looked at were up to 4000 so far..... Get him on a food with No Dyes, No preservatives, No artificial Color, No by-products & very few grains such as whole grains...
203342 tn?1328740807 He's already gone down hill this last year, in particular these last few months in that he's been peeing in the house a lot, drinking a lot and barking at everything. I think that's because he can't see very well anymore. He's also struggling more with stairs and his back legs will give out sometimes. The vet says this is all just signs that he's nearing the end. So I guess I just have to watch him and decide when he can no longer enjoy life. I don't want my dog to suffer.
Avatar f tn It's very common for dogs and humans to vomit, defecate and/or urinate in the course of a seizure. You'll want to make sure your dog doesn't breathe in stomach contents if he vomits. Recovery time is always necessary and at least an hour is usually needed. Some dogs may need the rest of the day to fully recovery. Keep a seizure diary and record the date, time of day, and anything else that might be going on that could act as a trigger.
Avatar f tn Ignores other people in public. Walks on a harness and leash. Is utd on shots and spaied. Can I register her to be my seizure cta?
Avatar n tn Epilepsy in dogs is pretty much the same as in people. When a seizure occurs, try to remain calm. There is nothing you can do to stop it. If the dog is near something like a piece of furniture that he might crash into, move the furniture. Do NOT try to put anything into his mouth. It is a myth that dogs (or people) will swallow their tongues during a seizure, and you will only get bitten severely for your efforts.
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.
20799225 tn?1511612968 My 11 yr old dachshund had a seizure a month ago, out of the blue. It lasted 45 seconds- paddling, foaming at the mouth, peed on himself. Afterwards he paced for hours, brought him to the vet for a full blood workup-nothing. Vet gave me valium to administer rectally in case it happened again. 3 weeks later, he had the exact same thing. I gave him the valium & seizure stopped, but he still paced & whined for hours. Last time he seized, he went back to drinking & eating within a day.
Avatar f tn You could try chicken and rice with some broth. Put it in a blender and almost liquefy it. You can try giving Pedialyte. I am so sorry as it sounds like your dog is very sick. At 13, he has lived a good life. It is hard watching our aging pets start to lose their quality of life. Fingers crossed that, working with your Vet, you can get this under control. Wishing you luck and please come back to update.
Avatar n tn Our dog has not had a seizure in over a year. (On phenobarb it was still every 2 weeks or so). Best of luck!
Avatar f tn Last night I was 45 minutes late to giving my dog the phenbarbatol ( sp), and his thyroid medication. This morning he had a mild seizure, first one that I am awear of since 3 months. Could being late have caused it this morning? I added a quarter more medication today to each of his dose ( twice a day). I called the vet and they want to recheck his blood levels, which I will do next week.
Avatar f tn We stopped phenobarbital in a 70 pound, 11 1/2 year old lab mix. My old school vet told me the emergency vet jumped the gun and started her on way too high a dose. So we have weaned the dose down and now have stopped altogether. How long til it is out of her system? My vet says at her age we should wait and see if another seizure occurs. In his opinion if it only happens every six months then theres no need for her to be medicated 365 days a year. I miss her.
Avatar m tn This would be a possibility because of age.....In a young dog with seizures, it's different.....In a 9 year old, it should be considered & especially with the ongoing problems he's still experiencing......In this case, your Vet would refer you to a neurologist for an MRI or CAT Scan...However, they are expensive & most people cannot do it....... If you happen to live anywhere near a Veterinary Teaching Hospital (At a College Campus), you can go there for testing....
Avatar n tn Call your vet and have him make a note of the episode in your dogs's chart. Make sure you tell him the time of day the seizure happened as well. It may be a one-time occurrence - or not. If the seizures become more commonplace, phenobarbitol is one medication that most vets start with to control them. The key is to document the timing when they happen. I had an old dog who had one known seizure when he turned 12, and that was it.
Avatar f tn I haven't had personal experience with a dog who had seizures, but have heard that a seizure can cause some abnormalities in behaviour and function for a little while afterwards. Also they are very exhausting, so Nina might just feel a bit wiped out as well It's "cluster seizures" you want to avoid, if possible, as too many back-to-back have been known to cause some brain damage sometimes. I would suggest that you either speak again to your vet about what is the way forward.....
1098760 tn?1266451497 Researchers are saying that people with epilepsy do have a chemical in their bodies that change and that is one way a dog can tell if you or a loved one is about to have a seizure. Dogs can also tell by a slight brain wave change is what I have read up on so, yes everyones odor changes before a seizure it is not uncommon. What is uncommon is if you yourself or people around you are smelling it.
Avatar m tn Hi there, Our dog Charlie is having seizures at least twice a week and now with a bloody nose we are worried about him last night he just started sneezing for like 2 minutes and could not stop and blood coming out of his nose so bad it was bloody mess. I was told to put him to sleep and we refuse to. Does anyone have any ideals or suggestion.
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.
1423357 tn?1511089042 A little boy on my daughters swim team had a service dog. When the dog detected or sensed that he was going to have a seizure, it would try and go hide. When that happened his mom and dad knew he was going to have a seizure which in turn allowed them time to put on his protective helmet and get him to an area were the odds of him hurting himself was less. Not all dogs react the same way when they sense a seizure is going to happen, that just happens to be his.