Seizure in geriatric dog

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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.
Avatar n tn // HGE killed my dog. My dog died in three hours. A dachshund/beagle mix named Ginger. She threw up 1AM then began urinating and defecating diarrhea with dark blood. While I was trying to locate a 24 hour vet in this back water (Bluffton, SC) she then begun to hemorrhage bright red blood and passed away on the way to the VET.
12773 tn?1328916786 To have two large dogs live to age 15 is quite a feat, and testimony to your diligence in keeping them healthy. What a fabulous job! I ended up just like you after losing my first dog when he was almost 14. It's a sad part of having animal companions that they just don't live long enough for us. Like you, I was an emotional wreck and in tears for weeks. Finally, I saw my doctor about it. I dealt with my own father's death from cancer better than my dog's death.
2186126 tn?1384961026 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. Thanks, in advance, for your knowledge & stories.
Avatar f tn I am sorry about Flower. Seizures in a geriatric dog who has never had a seizure before can be caused by metabolic and other diseases, and sadly they can also be due brain cancer or brain lesions. Strokes in dogs (idiopathic vestibular disease of geriatric dogs) are usually problems of the "balancing" organs of the inner ear. If she has this syndrome she may not be interested in eating because inner ear problems do cause nausea.
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 m tn Get some baby gates and put him some place safe (we blocked our dog in the kitchen). Laminated fabric is also handy to have. And hang in there! It will pass, and you'll get your friend back within a month.
16321 tn?1213294807 I got humped into my cell and was moved with out apparel to Isolation in Civil II with a big dog growling out my cell I was taken to a priest) NO HELP) I was taken to Debalsy my old pal from tennis at JSMC where I had played and rapped bandages at future house he gave me senequan to sleep I flushed allot of things down the toilet like pills food and saw my mother very upset. A week of torment in my head went by and signed the paper to commit myself to MPH.
Avatar m tn takes long to describe things sometimes they dont make sense and even she get tored to get her point across. she walked out of our flat in her underwear and the dog, said she left the door open cos she has trouble using the key so the door shut and she was left outside in the hall. she didnt go out of the building she thought better not. the neighbour helped as i was away for some hours. But now they think in the building she has alzheimers.
203342 tn?1328740807 Last month I carried my maltese dog into the clinic because he had just had a seizure and I was a little freaked out. Well, they told me to take him to the ER vet because they were closing early because all the vets had a meeting to go to! I couldn't believe it! I had to carry him back home and wait till the ER vet clinic opened to take him in. The ER vet only opened in the evenings through the night to take care of animals past regular vet hours.
Avatar n tn The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down. She is currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysis on the right side (arm and leg) and has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).
Avatar n tn In the next day or two can everyone check in how they're doing? It's helpful to all of us to see how this is all going. Thanks!
Avatar n tn ) This is usually a feeling of lightheadedness and a drop in blood pressure. I can usually avoid the seizure by putting my head between my legs to get more blood to my brain. I have read that others have had a diagnosis of GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) related to these events. I have been diagnosed with both in the past. I am sure that this is vasovagal fainting associated with valsalva.