Seizure symptoms dogs

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Avatar n tn It does sound like a seizure, and contrary to how awful it looks, seizures are not painful. It's also not uncommon for older dogs to develop seizure activity. 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.
Avatar f tn 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. This dog was overly alert, excellent sight, radar, never missed anything, Could jumb and scale our 6 ft privacy fence, loved to play, ran with my husband, etc....
Avatar m tn From the symptoms I think your vet is probably right on the money with the diagnosis of a mass in the brain, but I doubt that the tremors signify pain because you said they are of short duration. Pain wouldn't be that transient, so it sounds like she may be having a neurological reaction to the mass. As long as she is eating her food, eager to go outside and is alert and happy to see you when you talk to her, just let her be. You will know when it's time.
Avatar n tn I am amazed at the similarities between our two dogs. My beagle not only has the allergies but has had a seizure as well. I suggest trying some pepto bismol for the upset stomach, that seems to help our beagle when she isn't feeling good.
Avatar f tn Other breeds that are affected are Old English Sheepdogs, Shelties, German Shepherds, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, longhaired Whippets, and two breeds that are not very well known, the Silken Windhound and the McNab. Two drugs that are very popular for use in dogs that should never be prescribed to dogs with the mutation are Ivermectin and loperamide (Immodium). Heartgard, a very popular heartworm preventative, contains ivermectin.
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 n tn There are a few possibilities for the symptoms you describe. One cause is back pain,and others are seizure or stroke. The eyes going backwards in the head sounds like a seizure. Older dogs can get calcifications of their spinal cord disks. These calcifications, can break off (as cartilage emboli), and circulate in the blood and become lodged at various locations such as spinal nerves, and the brain. They can then cause damage,pain and paralysis.
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 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. My vet had one dog who seized only when the doorbell rang. Disconnecting it solved the problem. Go figure, right?! Keeping a diary also helps your vet determine if and how much medication will be needed.
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.
Avatar f tn First let me say how very sorry I am for you and your family,what a horrible shock and a terrible loss for all of you,I'm so very sorry for your pain. Did he have any symptoms of problems in the days before he died? Was there any lack of appetite? Was he quieter than usual,nothing was unusual? If he did just die suddenly with no signs of illness a heart problem is possible. Some dogs can have something called "dilated cardiomyopathy.
107366 tn?1305683975 I have seen where people with epilepsy have dogs because they can tell when a person is going into an epileptic seizure. So where's the office with the sniffiing dogs? That will be some time in coming won't it? I will read the article Gail, don't have time now. Thanks for posting it.
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 am an EMT, so I strongly believe we are dealing with some sort of seizure activity, and here is why I say this...during the 'episode' he does not respond to ANYTHING you say to him, he justs does what I listed above. Then when the 'episode' ends he gets very confused sometimes (can we say POST ICHTAL?) for up to an hour.
Avatar n tn The next day, she had diarrhea and vomited. During her last 4 hours, her symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, heavy breathing, and pale tongue. It seemed as though she didn't recognize our family. There were 2 moments (only a few seconds) when she sat up, her legs stiffened, and her face looked crazy, as if she were going to bite me. Did she have a seizure? Did she die of old age? I just came back from college 2 days ago. Did she wait for me to come back before leaving?
Avatar n tn An open, non healing wound needs professional care and treatment. A dog who has had a seizure also needs some care, but if its been many months since she had one, that might not be an issue right now.
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 n tn I heard that Frankensince can help with seizure activity. does any one know any more details? I have doterra essential oils, how do i apply them or should I just diffuse them? any other oils? does any one know what the life expectancy is for a dog with grand mal seizures due to brain tumor? thank you so much for any and all responses. T.
Avatar n tn I have heard of Flagyl (Metronidazole) causing neurologic symptoms in dogs, but only usually if overdosed. This usually resolves itself when the medication is stopped. But I think you need to speak to your vet about this. All antibiotics, and antifungals can cause Gastro-intestinal side effects too. But in your dog's case, there was some diarrhea BEFORE medication with Metronidazole? Elevated ALT levels are usually signs the liver is struggling with some form of toxicity.
1916673 tn?1420236870 If I can keep her happy, eating, playing, and doing what dogs do in life, I think that would be the best. Does anyone have suggestions on diet to entice her more? She will eat the prescription diet but has her good and bad days. At 10 lbs the vet doesn't want her to lose more weight. I will bring that up at vet visit also.
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 If unlikely, could you shed any light on what might have happened that would cause these types of symptoms? She is the absolute love of my life and I plan to take her to the vet tomorrow, but was hoping for another expert opinion. Thank you, in advance, for your time.
Avatar m tn which does not come as any surprise given his age, and the fact that when you look back, symptoms have been there (previous possible seizure symptoms - rapid eye movement, loss of coordination, head tilt, confusion etc) but he always seem to go "back to normal". Seeing him on the pheno is crushing: loss of hind legs, no energy, etc etc etc the symptoms are the same. The posts seem to indicate that a rough time period of around 2 weeks to see how he does is is appropriate.
1912895 tn?1322195592 about two and a half months ago my female pug porkchop age 5 and a half years, had a seizure she was in the seizure for 3 minutes , her body was rigid, eyes bulging, front and back legs stiff and sticking out , she was incontinent of feaces at the same time, anyway i took her the vets that night as she has never had any health problems in the 5 and a half years i have had her, since she had seizure she has a weakness in her back legs and sometimes it is that bad she falls over, her front ones a
Avatar m tn Dogs ear twitches quite often... Been to vet recently... Just took dog to vet, female, beagle mix, spayed, 8 1/2 years old--Sophie. Only issues she ever had was an occasional UTI and ear infection due to the floppy ears of beagles (and mixes). No diet change. Over the last few weeks I noticed a recurring but slight ear twitch in both ears. No scratching, no rubbing on carpet. Does not occur during sleeping or laying fully down with head on floor/bed, etc..
Avatar m tn I have seen seizure dogs have their first seizure, pop out of it before the vet could run down the hall, and appear to be fine. I have also, very sadly, seen seizure dogs whose owners waited days, and brought their dog in after seizing non-stop for that whole time. These dogs rarely survive, and if they do, there is very severe drain damage.
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.