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What are Seizures and Convulsions?

It's important to note that seizures are the common, if not one of the most common, neurological (brain) conditions to affect canines. The episodes can be broken down into three segments. The pre-ictal phase is characterized by an obvious change in your dog’s behavior (it may seem that the canine understands something is about to occur). The period during which the seizure occurs is the ictal phase, which usually lasts between a few seconds and five minutes. The post-ictal phase may find your dog in a confused state as the seizure ends. Having convulsions can be frightening for your pet because he loses control of his body.

The scientific term for seizure is “ictus” and the convulsion is caused by a temporary, involuntary disturbance of brain activity. While seeing your dog experience a seizure can be disturbing, the best course of action is to remain calm. Because there can be several reasons for a seizure, contacting the veterinarian is important in order to diagnose the underlying cause.

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Symptoms of Seizures and Convulsions in Dogs

Seizures and convulsions may appear startling and even violent. They do not cause your dog pain, but they can be confusing and can be a source of panic for your pet. You may see your dog go through the following changes as he experiences a seizure:

  • Your dog may seek you out or may hide, but either way will look frightened
  • Your dog may whine or shake as the seizure begins
  • Dogs in an episode of convulsions will typically fall on their side, and their legs will jerk slightly or with a fair amount of force
  • Salivation or excessive drooling will take place
  • Your pet may urinate or defecate
  • Your dog’s eyes may stare straight ahead
  • A severe episode may see a dog lose consciousness
  • As the seizure is ending your dog may appear dazed and disoriented
  • Your pet may be uncoordinated
  • Temporary blindness may be experienced
  • Some dogs are restless, while others are fatigued
  • There may be increased thirst
Types

Seizures occur because of uncontrolled, abnormal activity in the brain. Muscle and brain function are impaired, often occurring when the dog is excited. The episodes can also happen when the dog is waking or falling asleep. Dogs who have seizures may appear normal otherwise. Repeated instances of seizures and convulsions are called epilepsy.

  • Idiopathic epilepsy - This epilepsy has no visible cause. Lesions of the brain, or other nervous system causes are not present.
  • Symptomatic epilepsy - Brain lesions can be identified as the cause.
  • Status epilepticus - Seizures that occur with no break, or a very brief break in between. This can indicate a life-threatening medical emergency.
  • Structural epilepsy - This occurs when a tumor, infection or stroke affect the brain.
  • Reactive seizures - Liver or kidney disease, low blood sugar, environmental toxins, or direct trauma are instances of reactive seizures.
  • Cluster seizures - More than one seizure occurs in 24 hours.

Causes of Seizures and Convulsions in Dogs

It has been recorded that certain breeds are more susceptible to seizures. The breeds are Retrievers, Collies, Australian and German Shepherds, and French Bulldogs. Any type of canine can have seizures, though and the causes are listed below:

  • Extracranial cause
    • Inflammatory infectious disease (such as distemper)
    • Trauma
    • Blood clot
    • Degeneration of the brain
    • Congenital malformation
    • Metabolic disease
    • Cancer
    • Diseases characterized by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord
  • Intracranial cause
    • Inflammatory infectious disease (such as distemper)
    • Trauma
    • Blood clot
    • Degeneration of the brain
    • Congenital malformation
    • Metabolic disease
    • Cancer
    • Diseases characterized by inflammation of the brain and spinal cord

Diagnosis of Seizures and Convulsions in Dogs

If your dog has had a seizure or is having recurring episodes of convulsions, be sure to note the frequency, date, length, and time of the events. If a seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes, an immediate visit to the veterinarian is necessary.

In order to investigate the seizures, the veterinarian will ask for a thorough history of recent events. The risk of exposure to hallucinogens or toxins, and the possibility of head trauma will be verified. An electrocardiogram, urine test and blood chemistry may be performed to rule out disorders of the kidneys, liver and heart, and to check the general state of your dog’s health. A simple heartworm test can be used as a symptomatic tool in order to measure convulsions. Depending on the severity and frequency of the seizures that inflict upon your dog, the veterinarian may order additional tests such as an MRI or CT scan.

It is important to give the veterinarian as much information as you can, because the diagnosis will be determined based on how often the convulsions occur and how much they are affecting your dog.

Treatment of Seizures and Convulsions in Dogs

Once you have discussed the seizure episodes and the treatment options with the veterinarian technician or doctor, the decision as to how to proceed will be the next step. Treatment is usually only advised if your pet is having more than one seizure per month or clusters of seizures (one after the other). Seizures on a grand mal scale (very severe or prolonged) require immediate emergency treatment. It is important to note that the longer a seizure goes on, the more risk of a very elevated temperature, which can cause injury to your dog’s brain. A dog who enters the emergency room after a grand mal seizure will need to have his body temperature slowly reduced.

If your dog appears otherwise healthy and is having occasional seizures, monitoring will be done on an outpatient basis. No medication will be given at this point unless the seizures begin to occur more often. However, if tests that were given during the diagnosis period reveal a mass or tumor, surgery (craniotomy) will be done to remove the mass in order to stop the seizures.

If your dog is experiencing seizures due to an underlying illness, such as an upset in blood sugar levels, or a liver abnormality, the cause will be addressed as part of the seizure treatment.

If your canine has a history of convulsions, especially associated with any type of epileptic nature, the goal will be to reduce the frequency and severity of the seizures, bringing them to a level that allows your pet a good quality of life. Medications prescribed will depend upon the cause and frequency of seizures. The prescription may be for anticonvulsant drugs such as diazepam, steroids, potassium bromide, or long term medications such as phenobarbital or zonisamide.

Recovery of Seizures and Convulsions in Dogs

A very significant point that must be made when discussing seizure drugs is that once a dog is started on medications, they must remain on the medication for life. Reducing or removing the drug has been proven to increase the severity of the seizure episodes to be worse than they were before the medication was started. Never skip doses, and if there are circumstances that trigger seizures, try to avoid or reduce them.

Though there may be side effects to medications, the benefit often highly outweighs the risk. Your pet can continue to lead a healthy life with continued follow-up by your veterinarian. Keep a seizure diary, and bring your pet to the veterinary clinic regularly in order to evaluate side effects and the efficacy of the medication.

Seizures and Convulsions Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Brendel
Lab Pei
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Seizures

Medication Used

Phenobarbital

My 7 year old dog has epilepsy, has had since she was 5. She is on phenobarbitol 1.5 pills twice/day and kbrovet once/day (the kbrovet is a new addition about 30 days ago, been on pheno since the start). She normally has a seizure, grand mal, that last about 2 minutes, once about every 3-4 weeks. At this point she just had her 4th seizure in the last 18 hours, one every 6 hours. We gave her diazepam before this last one to try to break the cycle, it did not work. Also there is blood coming from her left tear duct right after seizure, this has never happened before. Any advice would be good, the vet wont be open until Monday and she could have another 6 seizure by then. We think her pheno levels may be low now should we give her another half a pill?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Brendel is having regular seizures you should visit an Emergency Veterinarian for stabilisation, I cannot recommend changing doses of phenobarbital without examining her first; the Emergency Veterinarian will treat symptomatically to stop the seizures. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog had his 1st seizure 12 days ago he had convulsions. The convulsions went on for less than 2 minutes. I don’t know what triggers them, He gets fidgety prior to having a seizure and paces quite a bit, Winter is always the roughest time for him as he can have up to 1 seizure per week (not much when compared with what some other poor dogs). He was in worse shape on the meds than he was with the seizures, so we elected to not medicate him. i read hundreds of blogs and websites It was during a casual conversation with a friend that I learned about doctor Benson Wooley, she gave me his contact. I contacted he i explain everything to him and make purchase of the herbal product. we had full expectation that my dog will find total rest from seizures, 2 months using herbal treatment, his seizures totally reduced. After finishing his treatment, more than 1 years now, he has been totally seizure free. he have not experienced a single seizures after using Herbal treatment. his medicine does not have any side effect. If you want to contact him at mail: [email protected] or call +1 (904) 601-2741

Many people wonder if there is a natural cure for Epilepsy or are looking for ways on how to get rid of epilepsy for good. there are many natural epiliepsy remedies that can put epilepsy into remission. there is a method for how to get rid of epilepsy Wish is taking of herbal medicines. My problem with epilepsy has caused me many traumas, I suffered the embarrassment of visiting dermatologists queries hundreds of times.Unfortunately,they did not find a definitive solution to my problem.The solution came from the least expected herbal doctor which is Dr Tokubo. By reading in a specialised forum on the subject,How to cure epilepsy completely. Many people had tried, with excellent and quick results.I had nothing to lose so I decided to contact dr.tokubo and use his herbal medicine to eliminate my epilepsy. I spent two weeks using his herbal medicine and today my epilepsy completely disappeared and turn out for good and i am as good as normal humans now after numerous test from different hospital. I recommend this method to all people who want to eliminate the epilepsy from their body forever, The doctor contact, [email protected] or Call/Whatsapp Number:+2349037990322.He cure the bellow sickness/illness HERPES
HSV 1 & HSV 2
ASTHMA
DIABETES
EPILEPSY
CANCER
INFERTILITY
STAPHYLOCOCCUS.
BARENESS
HIV /AIDS
HEPATITIS B
Kidney?
HPV
ALS

Take your pup to a holistic vet or contact a cannabis shop. Lots of info about PTSD and seizures in humans. It cannabis is good for humans, it will certainly be good for seizures in dogs! Vets just like to give prescriptions: big money. On the 4th of July we give our Heeler a few cannabis doggie bisquits and she is really mellow! Hang in there!

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Cosmo
Pomeranian
11 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Tired

My 11 month old purebred male Pomeranian is a very hyper dog, he could go days without sleeping and he’d probably still be very hyper, if he’s lying down and I get up, he immediately jumps up and follows. One day I was up in the bathroom getting ready and he stayed lying on his side on the stairs, which is really weird because he follows me wherever I go (he even use to get in the shower with me & sit at the end of the bathtub) about 10 minutes later he was still in the same spot, I noticed earlier he wasn’t himself (not happy and excited, very tired) and someone even pointed it out to me that he was acting strange. I sat beside him on the step and started petting him and squeaking toys & tried everything that usually makes him go crazy, he didn’t even move or get excited, I picked him up and he could barely open his eyes & he would not move a muscle and he couldn’t walk. He kept losing consciousness so I immediately started driving to the vet which is an hour away, on the ride there he still wasn’t opening his eyes , he did once or twice but barely, & he threw up bright yellow stuff. When we got to the vet he was still very quiet and wouldn’t move, the vet took him from my arms and he didn’t even try to escape (usually he freaks out if anyone else besides me holds him) they did bloodwork & they said his glucose levels were down and they gave him some corn syrup, they said they can’t find seizures unless they do other tests, so if it happens come back again. After that he started walking again and was back to the normal crazy pup he is. The vet said it sounded like a seizure but they wouldn’t know until further tests. Does this sound like a seizure?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It certainly sounds like hypoglycemia (and the blood test confirms it) but whether or not there was a seizure is difficult to know; seizures are a symptom of hypoglycemia and can be an indication that something is wrong. There are a few causes of hypoglycemia in dogs which may include pancreatic disorders, liver disease, poisoning (xylitol for example), inadequate food take along with hyperactivity among other causes. I would keep an eye on Cosmo and ensure that he is getting an adequate amount of food and look out for any other strange behaviour. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://purinaproclub.com/resource-library/pro-club-updates/hypoglycemia-requires-quick-intervention-in-toy-breeds/

Many people wonder if there is a natural cure for Epilepsy or are looking for ways on how to get rid of epilepsy for good. there are many natural epiliepsy remedies that can put epilepsy into remission. there is a method for how to get rid of epilepsy Wish is taking of herbal medicines. My problem with epilepsy has caused me many traumas, I suffered the embarrassment of visiting dermatologists queries hundreds of times.Unfortunately,they did not find a definitive solution to my problem.The solution came from the least expected herbal doctor which is Dr Tokubo. By reading in a specialised forum on the subject,How to cure epilepsy completely. Many people had tried, with excellent and quick results.I had nothing to lose so I decided to contact dr.tokubo and use his herbal medicine to eliminate my epilepsy. I spent two weeks using his herbal medicine and today my epilepsy completely disappeared and turn out for good and i am as good as normal humans now after numerous test from different hospital. I recommend this method to all people who want to eliminate the epilepsy from their body forever, The doctor contact, [email protected] or Call/Whatsapp Number:+2349037990322.He cure the bellow sickness/illness HERPES
HSV 1 & HSV 2
ASTHMA
DIABETES
EPILEPSY
CANCER
INFERTILITY
STAPHYLOCOCCUS.
BARENESS
HIV /AIDS
HEPATITIS B
Kidney?
HPV
ALS

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Fluffy
Lhasa Apso
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Loss Of Consciousness
Loss Of Consciousness, incontinence

My 13 year old Lhasa Apso mix had an episode yesterday where she dropped to the floor, started crying and ended up on her side on a pool of her pee and she also had some poo. Her front legs were outstretched in front of her and she stayed on the floor seemingly unconscious for about 5 min. Could this be a seizure even though there was no leg paddling or salivation?? She recovered after a few more minutes and was bright and alert afterwards. The vet made a physical exam last night and she was OK. Not sure what to look for or what to test. Any suggestions? She may have had something similar happened during her sleep earlier this year (twice).

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various types of seizures and they are characterised by consciousness, leg movements (rigid, paddling etc…), responsiveness, duration among other parameters. It would be important to take notice of any strange behaviour as this may be an indicator of the onset of a seizure; also noting duration, recovery, pupil position, mouth movements and anything else unusual can help narrow it down. There is no direct test, just evidence presented as part of a case history; also toxins and other poisons should be ruled out. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Many people wonder if there is a natural cure for Epilepsy or are looking for ways on how to get rid of epilepsy for good. there are many natural epiliepsy remedies that can put epilepsy into remission. there is a method for how to get rid of epilepsy Wish is taking of herbal medicines. My problem with epilepsy has caused me many traumas, I suffered the embarrassment of visiting dermatologists queries hundreds of times.Unfortunately,they did not find a definitive solution to my problem.The solution came from the least expected herbal doctor which is Dr Tokubo. By reading in a specialised forum on the subject,How to cure epilepsy completely. Many people had tried, with excellent and quick results.I had nothing to lose so I decided to contact dr.tokubo and use his herbal medicine to eliminate my epilepsy. I spent two weeks using his herbal medicine and today my epilepsy completely disappeared and turn out for good and i am as good as normal humans now after numerous test from different hospital. I recommend this method to all people who want to eliminate the epilepsy from their body forever, The doctor contact, [email protected] or Call/Whatsapp Number:+2349037990322.He cure the bellow sickness/illness HERPES
HSV 1 & HSV 2
ASTHMA
DIABETES
EPILEPSY
CANCER
INFERTILITY
STAPHYLOCOCCUS.
BARENESS
HIV /AIDS
HEPATITIS B
Kidney?
HPV
ALS

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Coco
Chihuahua
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I have a 6 year old female dog who started having seizures. Upon receiving blood work, the Vet said she had a mild infection and a small thyroid problem. He gave her meds to treat both symptoms but the meds do not seem to work for the seizures. 30 day mark approached so Yesterday he increased her Phenobarbital 16.2 mg to 1/2 a tablet twice a day instead of just 1/2 daily and added Pottasium Bromide 250 mg 1/2 twice a day. My concern is she has lost her vision and hearing. Diabetes did not come up on her blood work. I am wondering if the seizures can cause loss vision and hearing? And if its permanent? The vet said she might have a tumor in her brain causing pressure and if these meds did not work to help lessen the seizures, that I need to consider letting her go, but before I do, I'd like to know I tried everything possible to help her. Please let me know if there is anything else that may cause this and if there is anything else I need to try or if it is possible that her vision and hearing can return. Thank you!

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Seizures may be caused by a few different causes including brain tumours, trauma, infections, congenital disorders among other issues; I would suggest to think about a CT or an MRI to look for any masses in the brain which may be causing these symptoms especially if medical management is ineffective. Consultation with a Neurologist may also be valuable in the diagnostic process. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lily
Boston Terrier
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My Boston Terrier Lily 13 years old and being a heathy dog except for being hit by a car few years ago broke her jaw. Vet wired her jaw and put her back together. Had been good ever since. Rencently started to have seizures. Had one out of the blue was a violent one, then after running in circles afterword as if on a track. Took her to the Vet. They checked her kidneys liver and for uti and everything within range. Then a week or 2 later more seizures. Called my vet put her on Zonisamide 50 mg 2 times every 12 hours. Seizures slowed down but still coming but not as violent and under a minute than previous before meds lengths of 2 minutes. Then during Hurricane Harvey started having more and her body leaning to one side and her head as if walking like a crab.
After I kept good records and was able to give the new behavior to my Vet she suggested my dog may have a brain tumour. Because of age and the fact she is a Boston. After more siezures and hearing about new behavior we put her on Predisone 5 mg 2 a day for 7 day and then 1 a day after. Due to Hurican Harvey and having to move in 30 days I am unable to have a MRI or CT Scan to find out what is causing these issues.
I love my Boston and I want to help her desperately. Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,
Jessica & Lily in Texas

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1711 Recommendations
At present it seems that Lily has improved on the medical management prescribed by your Veterinarian; it is important to look out for possible triggers for seizures and to ensure that Lily is kept as calm as possible to try to prevent things from triggering a seizure. I cannot suggest any different medication as I haven’t examined Lily, but it seems that the reduce severity and frequency of seizures may tie over until you are able to take her for a CT or MRI scan. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Good day to all viewer here; Thousands of peoples are looking for ways on how to get rid of epilepsy seizure for good. there are many natural epilepsy cure remedies that can put epilepsy into remission permanently. My son problem with epilepsy seizure has caused me many traumas,especially in his every days life. my son suffered the embarrassment of visiting dermatologists queries hundreds of times.Unfortunately,they did not find a definitive solution to my son problem.The solution came from the least expected herbal doctor which is Dr Tokubo. By reading in a specialised forum on the subject,How to cure epilepsy completely. Many people had tried, with excellent and quick results.I had nothing to lose so I decided to contact dr.tokubo and use his herbal medicine to eliminate my son epilepsy. my son spent two weeks using doctor tokubo herbal medicine and today my son epilepsy seizure completely disappeared and turn out negative after numerous test from different hospital. I recommend this method to all people who want to eliminate the epilepsy from their body forever and that of their children for good, Together we shall fight to stay healthy. you can contact the doctor through his email or phone number;
His email address, [email protected]
His phone/Whatsapp Number:+2349037990322
He also cure the below sickness/illness
HERPES
HSV 1 & HSV 2
ASTHMA
DIABETES
EPILEPSY
CANCER
INFERTILITY
STAPHYLOCOCCUS.
BARENESS
HIV /AIDS
HEPATITIS B
Kidney?
HPV

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Buster
French Spaniel
3 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Seizure

I have a French mastiff. He started having grand maul seizures last December. At the age of 2 1/2. Didn't have another one until August 8th and again on August 28. He was prescribed medicine. They can't find why he's having seizures. But my problem is not so much the seizure it's self but the post he gets very aggressive towards anyone. Is this common? We have 5 children and lucky they have all happened during deep sleep. He hasn't had one since August 28, I am holding off on. The medication. I'm so confused on if he should be taking it since it hasn't been consistent.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
1711 Recommendations
Medical management of seizures should occur if seizures occur on a regular basis, if the seizures are infrequent then medication to be administered during a seizure is more common and appropriate. Before a seizure and afterwards a dog may be confused and disorientated as they do not understand what has happened or why and may be suspicious of everything around them which may lead to aggression. I would return to your Veterinarian (or another Veterinarian) to discuss Buster’s condition. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Many people wonder if there is a natural cure for Epilepsy or are looking for ways on how to get rid of epilepsy for good. there are many natural epiliepsy remedies that can put epilepsy into remission. there is a method for how to get rid of epilepsy Wish is taking of herbal medicines. My problem with epilepsy has caused me many traumas, I suffered the embarrassment of visiting dermatologists queries hundreds of times.Unfortunately,they did not find a definitive solution to my problem.The solution came from the least expected herbal doctor which is Dr Tokubo. By reading in a specialised forum on the subject,How to cure epilepsy completely. Many people had tried, with excellent and quick results.I had nothing to lose so I decided to contact dr.tokubo and use his herbal medicine to eliminate my epilepsy. I spent two weeks using his herbal medicine and today my epilepsy completely disappeared and turn out for good and i am as good as normal humans now after numerous test from different hospital. I recommend this method to all people who want to eliminate the epilepsy from their body forever, The doctor contact, [email protected] or Call/Whatsapp Number:+2349037990322.He cure the bellow sickness/illness HERPES
HSV 1 & HSV 2
ASTHMA
DIABETES
EPILEPSY
CANCER
INFERTILITY
STAPHYLOCOCCUS.
BARENESS
HIV /AIDS
HEPATITIS B
Kidney?
HPV
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mudbudd
pineranian
range from 1-5
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

seizure

Medication Used

Doxycycline, tranexamic acid, ferrous sulfate

I have 8 dogs before. The two died a week ago. They come to have seizure and vomiting and no appetite. The female suffered blood discharge in her mouth and some on her poo. I was alarmed after they died because my other dog had again come with the same symptoms like the two died and immediately brought him to a bet and was prescribed doxycycline and nacalvit-c. The vet also advised to to give doses to my other 5 dogs that was not affected yet. But my fear came when I noticed that other 3 dogs had the same symptoms again. What would be the exact or possible cause of that. It came to my mind that the vet that I have is not credible since I'm starting losing another dog again. PLease help me with this.
I will give you just an history of my dogs... My pomeranian was crossed breed to a mini pincher 4 years ago. I've got a share a female puppy. She was raped by his father when she was 11 months and got 3 puppies but 1 died after birth. After 6 months they had another 3 puppies and one was sold then another 2 after a year.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I understand that this is a stressful time for you, but I can only give you some general advice and if you distrust your current Veterinarian I would recommend you visit another one as soon as possible to determine the underlying cause. The symptoms you are describing (since they are occurring to more than one dog) would most likely be due to infectious disease or poisoning; your Veterinarian suspects that the cause may be infectious which is why doxycycline was prescribed along with treatment for blood loss. In order to narrow down on a diagnosis a comprehensive physical examination and testing would be required; if you still have two of your dogs which have passed away, a necropsy would be valuable. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kinney
French Bulldog
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loud Scream
Screaming

French Bulldog this is the second time this happened in middle of night sound asleep Kinney let out the loudest scariest screen ever heard ? Why?

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are two options for the cause, dreaming or seizure. With dreaming, you would normally see paddling with the paws and Kinney would wake up if disturbed; a seizure may occur during sleep, in this instance, you wouldn’t be able to wake him. Before going to a Veterinarian, it would be best to try to wake him during an “episode” and note if he wakes, the duration of the “episode”, movements of the legs and his eyes; this information would be valuable for your Veterinarian before carrying out a neurological examination and may help lead to a cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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I am Sophie from Canada, my lovely dog have been a suffering fromm seizure . he do have the attack two to three times a week, which has really affected my dog, i love my dog because he keeps me company all the time., I had tried a lot of anti viral medicine prescribed to me by doctors over many years now; but I could not see any improvements in my dog's symptoms. One day while going through the internet ,
i got to know about this great Herbal Doctor who uses his herbal remedies in curing people and animals from epilepsy,quickly i
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Maggie May
terrier,
3years 3 months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Muscle spasms

My 3yr old female part yorkie Maggie May, has had 3 episodes since Thanks giving "16" this last time she again started vomiting, which stresses her out makes her panic, then leads to muscle spasms/seizures. This last time I was not able to comfort her and calm her down. She was alert looking around and at me, she knew something was going on with her. She wanted me holding her. After a hour and no success of calming her down we called the vet at 5am woke him up and took her in, he gave her a shot of valium and after 45 min she calmed down and was fine. He said she wasn't experiences typical seizure signs, it was more like muscle spasms, no loss of bowels, no eyes rolling back of head. No drooling, no fever, urine perfect. He prescribed her phenobarbital which I didn't give her because the time he said to give it to her she was back to normal other than being loopy from the Valium. I'm wondering if its the dry cat food she eats, this is 2rd time this has happened after consuming dry cat food. First time was after eating turkey off table. And if it really is seizures, could it be a type of muscle spasms due to a panic attack from vomiting. If she gets a upset stomach she will come to me shaking, shivering you can see the fear in her eyes, if I keep her calm even during,after vomiting she doesn't have these episodes. Any opinions, thoughts, comments are very much welcome.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dogs shouldn’t eat cat food as it is balanced differently nutritionally and has been known to cause complications over the long term from regular consumption. The spasming of muscles may be due to a variety of causes and the pain from the spasms may cause vomiting (rather than the vomiting causing the spasms). It is hard to say what the actual cause may be, it could be just a case of trying to find a pattern each time an episode occurs and then managing that that initiating cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Good day to all viewer here; Thousands of peoples are looking for ways on how to get rid of epilepsy seizure for good. there are many natural epilepsy cure remedies that can put epilepsy into remission permanently. My son problem with epilepsy seizure has caused me many traumas,especially in his every days life. my son suffered the embarrassment of visiting dermatologists queries hundreds of times.Unfortunately,they did not find a definitive solution to my son problem.The solution came from the least expected herbal doctor which is Dr Tokubo. By reading in a specialised forum on the subject,How to cure epilepsy completely. Many people had tried, with excellent and quick results.I had nothing to lose so I decided to contact dr.tokubo and use his herbal medicine to eliminate my son epilepsy. my son spent two weeks using doctor tokubo herbal medicine and today my son epilepsy seizure completely disappeared and turn out negative after numerous test from different hospital. I recommend this method to all people who want to eliminate the epilepsy from their body forever and that of their children for good, Together we shall fight to stay healthy. you can contact the doctor through his email or phone number;
His email address, [email protected]
His phone/Whatsapp Number:+2349037990322
He also cure the below sickness/illness
HERPES
HSV 1 & HSV 2
ASTHMA
DIABETES
EPILEPSY
CANCER
INFERTILITY
STAPHYLOCOCCUS.
BARENESS
HIV /AIDS
HEPATITIS B
Kidney?
HPV

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Buster
Boston Terrier
11
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Seizures

Medication Used

Gabapentin

Hi, I have a Boston Terrier. He had al liver mass and was prescribed Gabepenton 100mg 3 times a day. He fell into a seizure that lasted maybe 5 minutes. He was confused afterwards. Buster wanted to go outside so I helped him to the porch. Seemed to be doing better. Then he started walking in circles and went down into another seizure. All of busters limbs where moving. His tongue was out and he was foaming out of his mouth. He was in the seizure for hour or a little longer. I guess I'm asking do you think it may have been the liver that caused it or maybe the gabepenton ? We put him down that morning. Broke my heart and now I beat myself up not knowing what may have happened. I had given him another dose a medication two hours prior to this. Can you please help me understand. And tell me after and hour in a seizure could he had made it ? Please Pam

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Condolences on the loss of Buster, these circumstances can be very traumatic for loving owners going through this. Firstly, despite what you may read online during your research gabapentin tablets do not contain xylitol although the liquid form does; xylitol is an alcohol based sugar which is deadly to dogs when given in large doses (just in case you read some misinformation online as this is a common concern). Whilst gabapentin is used for pain relief, it is also used to treat epilepsy in dogs; dosage for epilepsy treatment starts at 10mg/kg three times per day, buster was on a much lower dose than this. Seizures may be caused by the liver in severe liver failure where the function is compromised (possibly by a mass). I cannot say what the cause of the seizure was (or if Buster would have recovered), but if you have questions it may be worth having a necropsy performed (along with histopathology) which may yield more answers regarding Busters passing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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I am Sophie from Canada, my lovely dog have been a suffering fromm seizure . he do have the attack two to three times a week, which has really affected my dog, i love my dog because he keeps me company all the time., I had tried a lot of anti viral medicine prescribed to me by doctors over many years now; but I could not see any improvements in my dog's symptoms. One day while going through the internet ,
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improvement were very visible. the sleepiness and the abnormal behavior stopped, my dog is so full of life now and there
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Lilo
Corgi mix
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Disorientation
Convulsing

My dog has never had seizures and is about to turn 12. She had recent blood work done that showed 2 VERY high levels in her liver. In an ultrasound, the vet could see a mas . She has had 2 convulsion episodes on the last 10 days where her whole body just shakes. She is scared looking and confused before it happens. It lasted almost 3 min the first time, and the 2nd time I could kind of see it coming so I comforted her and it seemed much less intense and It only lasted maybe a minute. Do you think her liver levels can be causing it? She is a corgi mix, but almost looks German Shepherd in the face and her coloring.

Thank you,
Tracy

Health Expert
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Increased liver parameters may cause neurological symptoms including depression, loss of appetite, seizure, coma and death. You should return to your Veterinarian for follow up blood tests to see if there is a progression of the condition and to see if there are any other increased parameters. Your Veterinarian may suggest a dietary change, some supplements and may give you some medication to give to Lilo if she is having a seizure. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/dog/condition/brain-disorder-due-to-liver-disease

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Libby
Maltese
5
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Circling behavior, difficulty walking

Our 5-year-old Maltese had grand mal seizures 48+ hours ago and continues to have petit seizures even with phenobarbital. She was hospitalized and has been under vet care since this happened. We kept her overnight and neurologically she just isn't there and we don't know if she will ever be herself again. What are the odds she will recover and be her normal self after this incident? The vet added a second medication to try and stop the petit seizures and we are going to assess her quality of life later this afternoon and decide whether or not to put her down or keep going. I would like a second opinion or input if possible.

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Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The overall prognosis for a patient suffering from severe episodes of seizures is dependent on the underlying cause (if one is found) and its treatment; seizures may be caused by trauma, infections, tumours, stroke, parasites, liver disease etc… Sometimes in cases where the seizure is a symptom of an underlying condition, treatment of that condition will resolve the seizures. Without personally examining Libby and checking blood results, I wouldn’t be able to comment further. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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