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Old 01-02-2013, 02:58 PM
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Thank you all for your words and advice. And Pam thank you for taking the time to post all of that information. It is greatly appreciated. I'll try anything to ease the suffering. Bought some honey today to rule out low blood sugar. Fingers crossed. The only saving grace is that after they have finished, she is back to normal immediately and doesn't seem to get upset or flustered by it. I've watched many petit mal seizures on youtube and they're very similar. Poor baby.

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Old 01-02-2013, 04:58 PM
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Are these Petite Mal or Gran Mal seizures. My dog has 'focal seizures' that come many times in a day! She is much better on phenobarbital, but they may never stop all the seizures. She thinks she has fleas and 'cleans her self many times a day; flea biting all over. Believe me there are NO fleas. She also air snaps. That is much better with the pheno. She had panic attacks where 'something' was chasing her. Those are none existant with the pheno. So it depends on the type of seizure. Your vet would be the best one to ask if these seizures are 'out' of control. I spent lots of $$$ diagnosing my chi at a specialty clinic, so I knew what she had. My chi will be on pheno for the rest of her life. The difference in her 'behavior' is so much better with the medication.
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Thank you for your reply. They are petit mal seizures. Her legs spasm and she shakes a little. She's still aware of us but just looks like she's trying to control/ deal with the spasms. All the tests at the vets came back clear. Her mother suffers with them also, but not as frequently. She had her 5th one in 24hrs today. I actually managed to video it so I can show the vet next time we are there.
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This is MY PERSONAL OPINION! I believe 'some' seizures start from something that happened to the dog. Like falling, knock on the head, certain meds that dont agree with the dog etc.
I groomed a dog for years that had seizures once in a while. They started after she put camphofinque (sp) on a sore on the dog. Another I groom started after they took her on an airplane and gave her a tranquilizer so she would be 'good' on the plane.
Panda has had dentals before and nothing happened, but it was at our regular vet who uses gas and are more modern. And as I said, another little male went with her and had a dental also and he is fine. Hard lesson learned, we wont be going back to this vet, EVER. We have 3 vets in this little town and they are all old fashioned. So I drive over to the next town to another vet.
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Interesting. She did suffer a trauma to her hind as a pup - accidently stood on. She was treated and recovered. We didn't become her owners until she was 7 years old and we've had her about 4 months now. But then, her mother always suffered with these seizures so I think perhaps it's hereditary?
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Oh no! I have no idea but I hope she's okay!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:52 PM
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I think that this pup inherited these seizures from her mama. Mine did too. The 'breeder' was very well researched by me, but I had NO idea this man would breed a bitch that had seizures! Sad to say, I learned later he had to be 'talked too' by the AKC and had some of his high and mighty ways taken down several notches.
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My dog Jose has been having them since he was less than 2 ...we have lived with it for 3 yrs now ...we didn't put him on meds right away....but when they started to happen more often like every 2 or 3 weeks...my vet and I decided it was time before it damaged his little brain..He has been on PB since May 2011...and has only had 3 or 4 seizures since then...and when he does have them they are short and we can bring him out of it with ice cream...believe it or not its been known to snap him out of it seconds after it happens...
My main concern for putting Jose on the meds is what your actually going thur now...cluster seizures ..IMO and the vets can cause brain damage...
If I was you I'd be considering some medication to control your pups seizures..
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brain damage? wow that's really scary. I think another trip to the vet is in order and pushing for them to do more. Thanks for that info x
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