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What the heck is going on?!?

Posted by on Nov. 4, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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Something is wrong with my dog. I think she is having either seizures or possibly strokes. Her muscles tense up very tight and she can't walk straight, she stumbles around like she is drunk. It usually only last about 3-5 minutes and afterwards she seems fine. I have taken her to the vet but of course she wasn't doing it then. They said even if it was seizures there wasn't much they could do for it. It doesn't happen everyday, more like once every few weeks but these last two have been fairly close together, like within a few days. Could it be just muscle spasms? She is 9yrs old and she is a mix of dachshund, chihuahua, Pekingese, Pomeranian and Shih Tzu.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Have they run liver enzyme tests? I would ask about that.
Thunderbug75
by Platinum Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 11:47 AM
It does sound like seizures. And the Vet can prescribe medicine.
HAHuskey
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 11:53 AM
My mom had a dog that started that and they let it go. They ended up having to put her down. If take her to a vet.
mom2gmp2
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 11:57 AM
We had a beagle when I was a child. He was epileptic. We had to give him anti-seizure meds daily.
ShannonAKAmom
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 11:57 AM
No they haven't done any lab. What could it be with the liver? Does that cause seizures?

Quoting Anonymous 1: Have they run liver enzyme tests? I would ask about that.
ShannonAKAmom
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 11:58 AM
They said they could prescribe medicine if it was epileptic, which I guess means happening more often?

Quoting Thunderbug75: It does sound like seizures. And the Vet can prescribe medicine.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 4, 2014 at 12:03 PM
It's my understanding that some small breeds are prone to liver problems and the buildup of toxins in their system can lead to seizures. A special diet is needed along with anticonvulsants if the seizures are frequent. I would ask.

Quoting ShannonAKAmom: No they haven't done any lab. What could it be with the liver? Does that cause seizures?

Quoting Anonymous 1: Have they run liver enzyme tests? I would ask about that.
ShannonAKAmom
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Okay, that's a good idea! I didn't know that. She is on a prescribed dog food but it's for her weight.

Quoting Anonymous 1: It's my understanding that some small breeds are prone to liver problems and the buildup of toxins in their system can lead to seizures. A special diet is needed along with anticonvulsants if the seizures are frequent. I would ask.

Quoting ShannonAKAmom: No they haven't done any lab. What could it be with the liver? Does that cause seizures?

Quoting Anonymous 1: Have they run liver enzyme tests? I would ask about that.
lancet98
by Ruby Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Dogs can be given medication for seizures, but the thing is, you don't know what is causing the seizures.   It could be a metabolic disorder that can be treated very easily, or a brain tumor, that can't be.

It could be something very simple or it could be something that is causing the dog immense pain and suffering, and he would need to be euthenized immediately.   Or someone could be abusin the dog and causing head trauma, and you would want to stop that.  

You need to find out the cause of this problem.   Take the dog to a specialist or anyone who is better than the vet you have.

ShannonAKAmom
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2014 at 2:06 PM

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Well the vet we go to is a small animal bet. I guess I didn't realize they got more specialized than that for vets. She seems pretty good today so far!

Quoting lancet98:

Dogs can be given medication for seizures, but the thing is, you don't know what is causing the seizures.   It could be a metabolic disorder that can be treated very easily, or a brain tumor, that can't be.

It could be something very simple or it could be something that is causing the dog immense pain and suffering, and he would need to be euthenized immediately.   Or someone could be abusin the dog and causing head trauma, and you would want to stop that.  

You need to find out the cause of this problem.   Take the dog to a specialist or anyone who is better than the vet you have.

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