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My Dog Has Seizures

Updated on February 18, 2012

My dog has seizures. That's something I never expected to say. Aside from a few food allergies and UTIs, Mireille, my 2 year old Jack Russell mix, has always been a healthy and happy dog. I feed her all natural dog food. She's not a dog breed known for developing seizures. I'm overzealous about the treats she eats, toys with which she plays, not allowing her near chemicals.... I knew I was doing everything right.

Then one night my world turned upside down.

Mireille on her Gotcha Day
Mireille on her Gotcha Day

She Adopted Me

Most people adopt their dogs. Mireille adopted me. The fall of 2008 was cold. By mid-October, we had already had several hard freezes so finding a puppy on my back door step wasn't what I was expecting. She was freezing, had almost zero body fat and was severely dehydrated. She wouldn't have made it another night. Somehow she knew to come to my door, and I wouldn't let that happen.

I searched for her previous owners for several weeks but unfortunately I live in one of those areas where people dump unwanted pets and it was clear she was one of the dumped dogs. I couldn't turn her over to the Humane Society. They have a kill rate of 70-80%, and I fell in love with her at first sight. As I said, she clearly knew where to go.

The vet estimated her to be 12 weeks old and a Jack Russell Terrier/German Short Haired Pointer mix.

[This picture was taken the day we found her. She was cold and scared and starving.]

Mireille's First Seizure

Mireille was my happy-go-lucky, glass is half-full, tail wagging a mile a minute dog. She had an infectious doggie smile. She was a cuddler. She was happy....

One night Mireille and I were cuddling on the couch while watching TV. She'd been asleep for about 15 minutes when all of a sudden she started convulsing. Her eyes rolled back in her head. Her head shot back and became rigidly locked in position. She had massive amounts of foamy drool coming out of her mouth. Then her legs started running as if running a marathon.

I knew something was wrong, but I did not know what. Meanwhile my other dog and cat became curious at the commotion. Esme began barking, so I picked her put her in the bathroom as a safety precaution. I knew she would never hurt her sister, but I had no clue as to what was happening with Mireille and needed to focus on her.

Mireille stayed in her seizure for about three minutes. When she came out of it, her eyes were glassy, she was breathing hard, her back legs didn't work and she had no clue as to who I was. In an effort to get away from me, she ended up flipping backwards off the couch and dragging herself into a corner where she proceed to alternate between howling and growling at me for several minutes. Do you remember the scene in Old Yeller where they realize without a doubt the dog has rabies? The dog was scared out of it's mind, growling and backing into the corner. She was acting in much the same manner.

What should I do?

By then I'd figured out Mireille had a seizure, but I didn't know what to do. It was 10 o'clock at night. My vet was closed. I'd never been around a dog or human having grand mal seizures before and had no clue as to what to do. So I called a friend who has dogs with seizures and has experienced seizures herself.

Her advice:

  • Turn off the TV and radio and make the room as quiet as possible. When coming out of a seizure, one's sensory processing is messed up. Noises sound louder and more intense. Flickering from the TV can also trigger seizures in some people so might as well in pets.

  • Turn down the lights. Some dogs experience partial or complete blindness immediately after a seizure. Because their sensory processing isn't working correctly, any lights can feel magnified and thus painful or scary.

  • During the seizure, make sure the dog doesn't hurt herself by falling off the bed or chair. Move harmful objects away. Some may feel less stress when they feel physical contact from being held or soothed. However dogs coming out of grand mal seizures will not know who you are and thus may feel less stressed if you are across the room and only use soft, soothing words to speak to them.

It took 30 minutes for Mireille to recover. It felt like 30 hours. Since my friend only lives a few blocks away, she came over to help me check vital signs and make sure we didn't need to drive her to the all night veterinary hospital. Documenting vital signs also helps vets diagnose problems they did not witness.

Checklist After Seizures

  • Check her capillary refill by gently pressing your thumb into her gums above the top side teeth. It should look white where you pressed but return to pink within 1 second. If it does not return to normal color within 2 seconds, this is a sign blood pressure is too low.
  • Place your thumb 1/2" below her eye and gently pull down. Look at the membranes under her eye. It should be a medium pink color. A lighter pink color means low blood pressure while a blue tinge means she's not getting enough oxygen.
  • Check heart rate. It is normal for heart rates to be elevated following seizures.
  • Check the tongue for blood or puncture wounds as it may be bitten during the seizure.
  • Check pupils to see if your dog is in shock. Both should react and be of equal size. If the pupils aren't the same size, this indicates a stroke or head/brain injury.
  • Above her collar on the back side of her neck, pinch and lift the skin. It should snap back immediately. If not, she is dehydrated. Worry if takes more than 1 second to go back to normal.
  • Excessive panting or sweat on the tongue or pads of her paws also indicates dehydration or being over heated. Give water and use a cooling bandana or cooling mat if overheated.

The First Vet Visit

I got no sleep that night. I laid down beside her, resting one hand on her side. I called my boss the moment she walked in the door and had to wait 15 more minutes to get a hold of the vet. My vet was out of the office that week and the substitute couldn't see us until 5 PM.

There's a 50% chance she'll never have another seizure.

The vet confirmed from my story that, yes, she'd had a grand mal seizure. But as it was her first confirmed one and we didn't know the trigger, he wanted to wait to do anything. He said there was a 50% chance she'd never have another seizure. But if she did start having seizures, she would start having them every few months and gradually become more frequent.

The Second Seizure

The second seizure happened only a few hours after arriving back home from the vet's office. (What happened to a few months down the road?!?)

The second seizure didn't take as long for her to pull out of. This could be for several reasons, but the length of the seizure and the length of recovery corresponds to one's environment. If I act stressed or worried, she will become stressed and worried and the seizure and recovery takes longer. If I stay calm and try to keep her calm, she is able to recover much quicker. According to my vet, it is important to keep the seizure and recovery time as short as possible. Seizures cause brain damage. The longer the seizure, the more severe the brain damage. Brain damage can cause personality changes and memory loss (including forgetting familiar people and training).

After the second seizure, I became obsessed with trying to find the cause of the seizures. I had recently switched to a new laundry detergent. The vet said it was possible ingredients in the soap could have caused them, so I rewashed every piece of clothing in the house, rewashed her bedding twice and then cleaned anything the offending laundry detergent might have touched.

I also had a full blood panel ran hoping it would come back with the cause of the seizures. It came back with no abnormalities.

Common Causes of Canine Seizures

  • Toxic Chemicals Permethrin, household cleaners, insecticides.
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Poisoning Antifreeze.
  • Epilepsy
  • Tick Bites
  • Food Chocolate, raisins, grapes, onions, garlic, some food colorings.
  • Lead Based Paint Found in older homes, old toys, old books, some dog toys made in other countries.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Stroke
  • Environmental Factors Overheating.
  • Organ Failure Seizures due to organ failure may also be linked to poisoning, genetic disorders, chemical toxins, etc.
  • Brain Tumor

It Wasn't the Soap

The third seizure came a few weeks later in the dead of the night. By this time I felt we were both old hats at this. However she started exhibiting a new behavior. In her seizure journal, I wrote:

After grand mal, she "locked up" and did not move for about 1 1/2 mins with her legs in a locked tight position and head back with eyes glassy and unblinking.

Again after she came out of the seizure, she had no clue who I was yet and showed signs of fear. Every five or so minutes, I would give her a known command to try to judge her mental status. It took 90 minutes for her to recognize her own name. Fatigue quickly set in that lasted three days.

Emergency Room

If your dog has a seizure lasting more than 5 minutes, take her to the veterinary emergency room immediately!

Then They Didn't Stop

Mireille had precisely nineteen days of peace. Then they wouldn't stop.

Mireille was acting normal when I came home. The first seizure came around 7. She was able to pull out of it quickly and recovery lasted only a few minutes. The second came an hour later and the third around 10. I called my vet at home and she said we had to get to the emergency room immediately.

Upon arrival at the emergency room, the emergency room vet saw signs another seizure was eminent and took her away from me. Luckily a friend drove us to the emergency room in case Mireille had a seizure in the car, and she waited with me. It felt like an hour before a resident came out to get Mireille's medical history and give us an update. Then we waited another hour without knowing anything. The doctor's diagnosis: Mireille was having seizures, we don't know why and she needs to stay in ICU and be transferred to neurology the next morning to run an MRI and CAT scan. Having previously spoken with my vet and done research myself, I knew there was only a 5% chance the MRI and CAT scan would be able to tell us anything. I chose to keep her in ICU and transfer to my vet's care the next morning.

Should something happen, do you want us to save her?

Before I left I had to sign papers of whether or not I wanted a Do Not Resuscitate order on her should anything happen. They couldn't even give me reassurance she would still be alive when I came to pick her up the next day.

When I got home, I found evidence Mireille had had at least 3 additional seizures sometime in the previous 36 hours. (Total of at least six.)

Catheter

Because Mireille had suffered so many seizures in such a short amount of time, the emergency room veterinarian worried she might start having cluster seizures. Cluster seizures can cause death in dogs, so they inserted a catheter into her front leg. This would allow them to administer anti-seizure medications directly into her bloodstream if needed.

She made it through the night without another seizure, but due to other animal emergencies the emergency room was unable to release her until almost 10 the next morning. Two friends work at the hospital and came to sit with while I waited. I was grateful for their help as both have also had dogs with seizures and knew additional questions to ask the emergency room vet before Mireille was released.

When I finally was able to see Mireille again, she still had the catheter. They decided to leave it in just in case she started having grand mals while we were at our vet's office.

Vet's Office

Mireille was acting spacey at the hospital, but the attending didn't appear to worry about it. I signed her out, got her buckled into the car and was chuckling at the silly image of her in an e-collar. She normally hams it up for the camera but I couldn't get her to look at me. It should have been a clue. She had a partial seizure a few minutes later. I am so thankful she was buckled in her safety harness as she would have been injured should she have fallen during the drive.

Our general vet examined Mireille and released her back into my custody with special instructions. She was not to be left alone for more than a few minutes for the next two days, and she had to start taking anti-seizure medication that would cause side effects including personality changes and fatigue for 7 to 10 days.

The side effects lasted longer than expected. She didn't recognize people she's known since she was a puppy. She didn't know her own name or ingrained commands. It took almost three weeks for her tail to wag again, and it still doesn't wag as much as it used to wag. She had extreme fatigue. She gained 4 lbs. She was constantly hungry and thirsty. Something was wrong.

Anti-seizure medication causes liver damage in 20% of all dogs. Signs include a yellowing of the eye membranes and belly skin, fatigue, appetite change, thirst, weight change, behavioral changes, etc. Another blood test revealed phenobarbital levels in her liver were high even though she was on the lowest level allowed. This meant her dog food and the phenobarbital were working against each other. She's now on a prescription diet specifically designed for dogs with liver problems.

Common Treatments for Dog Seizures

  • Medication
  • Surgery
  • Dietary Changes
  • Wait and See

The Ice Pack Remedy

Have you ever heard people tell you to put an ice pack on a dog's lower back while they're seizing? This helps in a few ways.

Pet Insurance

Any trip to the vet is expensive, but throw in a trip to the emergency room, blood work and medications and you could be looking at hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars. When dealing with seizures, an initial consult with your primary veterinarian will cost about $30-60. They may then refer you to a dog neurologist. Mireille's initial blood work was $120, but she is now on an anti-seizure medication ($8/month) that will require more blood work ($200) at 45 days and then at different intervals thereafter. For some dogs, they may recommend CAT scans or MRIs ($500-1000) to rule out brain tumors, abnormal skulls or other problems.

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Thundershirts

Being a terrier, Mireille's always been a little high strung, but my vet and the veterinary hospital both warned me any stress could trigger more seizures, so I bought Mireille a Thundershirt. Thundershirts work similar to the ways swaddling calms babies and weighted blankets calm children with autism. A light, constant pressure on the torso helps keep dogs calm and less stressed.

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Mireille Wearing Her Thundershirt

Mireille Wearing Her Thundershirt
Mireille Wearing Her Thundershirt

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      Michelle 3 months ago

      My dog Jake is a border collie mix and is 2 years old. He's been having seizures for just over a year. I was wondering what you give Mireille for heart worm and flea and tick prevention. I feel that heart guard and frontline and also next guard cause him to have more frequent seizures. I don't know what to do. I'm afraid not to give heartworm prevention but don't want him to suffer through seizures

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      Lenore 12 months ago

      Did the thunder shirt help Mireille with seizures? My German Shepherd has them and we do the ice on the back during the seizure and it does shorten it. We also give him honey after. We just started him on wild Alaskan salmon oil and 50 mg magnesium. He also takes a natural seizure remedy. He is a very high strung dog and thought the thunder shirt might be another way to prevent more seizures.

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      melanie-vanstaden-18 3 years ago

      My Maltese gets seizers and it never looks good. The vet put him on Sedabarb and it seems to work. He still gets it, but think the last one was almost a month ago. His eating more and drinking more water but is still the loving dog I fell in love with. If something must happen to him I don't know what I would do. I pray for him every night. He is not just my pet, his FAMILY.

      Love the lense

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      gottaloveit2 3 years ago

      I am so very sorry for Mireille's affliction and applaud you loudly for working with the issues. Pets bring us so much love, and heartache. But, in the end, every bit of that heartache is worth it.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My 5 year old dog just passed away on the 15th. We came home to her having the worst & longest seizure she'd ever had. On our way to the emergency vet, her heart stopped. I was driving & my husband was holding our dog, Pixie, in the backseat. We ate devastated. We've spent a lot of time & $ over the last few years trying to get her well. We'd recently weaned her off of Keppra & followed the Neurologist's instructions for doing so. The Keppra was ineffective. Pixie was also on Phenobarbital, Zonicimide, a daily liquid steroid, OTC med to prevent tummy ache from the steroid, & a weekly B12 shot. Never once did any of the SEVERAL vets or specialists we'd seen warn us or give us the heads up that her heart could possibly stop. This makes no sense to me. I miss her dearly & am having a terribly difficult time with her loss. I have a husband, a baby, & other pets, all whom I love very much, but all I am filled with is emptiness & sadness. She was so special to us & we loved Pixie as much as it were possible to love, & boy was that A LOT. I'm so empty without her. Can someone please help me find answers as to why or how this happened?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi,

      My 12 year old field spaniel started having cluster seizures in June this year. Terrifying when they started but initially 5 weeks apart. They are now 10 days to a fortnight apart. The last one (cluster) was the weekend just gone when he had 6 seizures and nothing was going to stop them. Diazepam didn't touch him so vet prescribed keppra and I had to get his 3 doses in him that day. He is still on his 90mgs of phenobarb and the keppra. The main problem is not sedation or that his legs occasionally give way but that the poor boy, who has never had an accident in the house in his life, is now drinking so much he needs to pass water while I am at work. This distresses him and to be honest, me too. New carpets aren't an option and I don't have anywhere else he can go or neighbours who can let him out. Does anyone know if the side effects of keppra start to reduce as they get used to the dosage? he's had an MRI and spinal tap and there is no evidence of a tumour or infection etc so that is good, but the last episode really made me think I was losing him.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My 5 year old cocker spaniel started having seizures in the summer. They were every 10 days we worked out he had 4 although only most recent two were witnessed. He's started on phenobarbs and has gone nearly 4 weeks withoutility a seizure until this morning. He had a partial seizure just his mouth licking and spitting like he was chewing and his head was shaking. Vet suggesting CT scan but I'm terrified it could reveal something more serious....not sure what to do......

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My 1 year old bulldog had surgery 3 days ago and last night had 4 fits, we managed to get some diazepam from the vets before they closed, we used 2 and found that stroking him also helped.. We are back at the vets to check his stitches and discuss what happened.. So far today no fits.. He had major surgery on his man bits to remove stones from his bladder and he's in terrible pain.. Does anyone know if pain can cause a fit??? My stomach is in knots

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I had a Lab that had epilepsie/seizures for 9 years. It's terrible! He was on 8 Sedabarb pills twice per day as well as Potassium bromide. I use to keep valium ampules with me all the time to inject when he could not come out of a fit by himself. He died of swallowing stones eventually. I now have another well bred Lab - guess what he also has seizures - got a bad one yesterday. My heart can't take this.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I had a Lab that had epilepsie/seizures for 9 years. It's terrible! He was on 8 Sedabarb pills twice per day as well as Potassium bromide. I use to keep valium ampules with me all the time to inject when he could not come out of a fit by himself. He died of swallowing stones eventually. I now have another well bred Lab - guess what he also has seizures - got a bad one yesterday. My heart can't take this.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Our 10 year old Yorkie has them sometimes..! Or well he's only had about 5 throughout his life that I know of, but it's traumatizing every time. I feel so sorry for him. He always gets out of them fast though and we've never had to take him to the vet for it (we've asked during our regular visits though, but been told that as long as it doesn't happen regularly or often there is probably nothing to worry about).

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      JesPiddlin 5 years ago

      Your story is heartbreaking, but encouraging. I always worry most about seizures. I have never been around someone having seizures and hope I never am. That includes our four-legged family members, as well. However, reading your story has helped calm the fears, a little. I think being aware and prepared is probably most of the battle. Good luck and God bless you and give you the courage and strength to keep on loving and caring for your wonderful Mireille! Thank you for writing this down for us!

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      Julianne Gentile 5 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      Thanks for sharing your story. My dog, Lucy recently started having seizures. She is not on meds yet, because our vet prefers to not medicate unless the seizures happen more than once a month. I may try the Thundershirt as my vet friend was impressed when she used it with her dog and my dog seems to have seizures when stressed.

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      canzek 5 years ago

      I don't have a dog, but i'm a psychotherapist and for sure, like people, dogs need therapy as well in some cases.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel started with seizures when he was about two and we have lived with them now for five years. Initially our vet had him on Epiphen and Phenobarbitol but the Pheno was causing all sorts of problems. After an MRI Scan he was dignosed as hiving severe COMS and lesions on the brain which were causing the seizures. As an experiment he was taken of the Pheno and put on Keppra, which is an expensive drug, but it did make a big difference.

      Five years on, he has started having one fit about every 3 weeks usually during the night.. It lasts for about 1 minute, usually not much more, but he does the paddling and stiff leg actions. Afterwards he is disorientated for about 90 minutes, walking round the house, sniffing at everything and not responding to any command. We usually know he is back with us when he starts wagging his tail..

      Sometime we get advanced warning of a seizure because he will act very strange, He will start pacing, panting, sniffing at things, then he will settle down for a while. He usually wants my wife when this happens. Then he will start again with the same routine, finally having the seizure.

      As an added precaution our vet gave us liquid diazepam in a rectal tube. If he is really bad after a seizure we can administer this and it will calm him down, but in all honesty we haven't used one in over 18 months.

      I should say that we live in the UK and therefore drug names may not be the same in other countries.

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      patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

      My Eskie had seizures occasionally. I could count on it at family get togethers like Christmas and Birthdays. Everyone would watch him for signs and if he suddenly became a "pointer" everyone would yell,,hey Mom...and I would sit and hold him close for about 5 minutes till it was over. Then he would get behind a chair and sleep for a while. These seizures didn't seem to have any effects and he lived to be 16 years old.

      I wonder if anyone has used Rescue Remedy?

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      bossypants 5 years ago from America's Dairyland

      What a terrifying experience, Chriss! Your lens will certainly provide reassurance and valuable information to others who love their pets. I hope you and M continue to have good days and that the worst is behind you. You're in our thoughts.

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      I wasn't even aware dogs could have seizures. Good tips, I wonder if there will ever be a cure to prevent seizures from happening again.

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      hirephp lm 5 years ago

      thanks for sharing

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      davies86 5 years ago

      this lens was very moving. people who do not have pets do not understand the bond that forms between human and pet. I love my dog, she is like my best friend. Thank you for sharing this lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      poor dog :(

      cool tricks

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      Perrin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      We had a sweet Brittany Spaniel who had seizures. I was never aware of him having permanent personality changes or having forgotten someone altogether. Seizures were frequent, and he took phenobarbitol (sp?) regularly to keep them under control. It was heartbreaking to watch, and the last seizure ended up killing him. I think it's wonderful that you have written this lens to share your experience. There's a lot of great info here - some I didn't know.

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      JZinoBodyArt 5 years ago

      We have a Blue Bell Beagle with Jacksonian. The seizures are far between so I'd say he does pretty well. They seem to be more prevalent in the colder months. I'm not sure if it is common within the breed. Great lens!

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      GramaBarb 5 years ago from Vancouver

      Congratulations on the Purple Star! Great lens!

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      Margaret Schaut 5 years ago from Detroit

      No, thank goodness. My dog has been healthy except for getting badly injured once. Excellent topic!

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      Thank goodness our dog has never had seizures but this is good information for any dog owner. Mireille certainly knew that you were hers and I am glad that you are there for her.

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      ChrissLJ 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Ronald, I'm sorry you're also going through this. I've seen four vets with M's seizures (my vet, one of her colleagues bc she was out sick and two ER vets). I was told once she starts having more than one seizure per month, I should worry and must take action.

      Right now, I'm doing all I can to keep M off higher dosages of Phenobarbital as it causes liver damage in many dogs... mine included. I had to put her on Hills (Science) Diet l/d because the Phenobarbital was causing her liver enzymes to elevate well beyond the norms and could quickly lead to liver failure.

      M's had two break through seizures since her medications leveled off. Each time my vet was worried. About a month ago, she started having pre ictals without the corresponding ictal seizure, and then the second break through seizure happened a few weeks ago. She now is also on Potassium bromide. Hopefully this will keep us from having to up the Phenobarbital.

      Truthfully I'd seek a second opinion from another vet since your vet doesn't seem worried. Preferably from one who specializes in canine neurological problems. (Call your state's veterinary teaching hospital. They'll be able to refer you.) Every seizure causes brain damage. 3-6 per month could be causing significant personality and behavioral changes.

      I have not researched the various communities and groups for dogs with seizures. I used to belong to one when another dog was going through kidney failure and found them to be personally overwhelming. However, Yahoo Groups does have multiple groups available to join including k9epilepsy and k9epileptics.

      My heart goes out to you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi all

      I have a 5 year old Shih Tzu who has been having seizures approx once a month after his first birthday. Heâs having another one tonight and when he has seizures he always has like 3-6 before heâs done. I have him on Pheno but on a low-ish dosage that was just recently upped. Itâs been like 1.5 months since his last episode.

      Vets keep saying as long as he keeps coming in and out of seizures itâs fine. I really want to up the dosage more because of sleepless days like this, or try Potassium Bromine.

      Poor dog, Iâm icing his back right now because itâs been said to be effective, but I havenât seen much success in the seizure sessions we get. I always found it interesting that my dog knows his episode is over because then he will finally plop down and fall asleep next to me (leaving me to clean up his messes!) But when he just sits there looking at nothing, then I know that he still has a few more seizures in him tonight.

      Is there a community where I can discuss more in detail his tendencies and what his episodes are like. I also had my vet not want to put him on higher Pheno or other drugs like KBr cause having an episode per month is fine. Even if it's multiple seizure sin a 2-3 hour period

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      katt61 6 years ago

      Thank you for writing such an informative lens. I read through it so quickly - wanting to get every piece of information as quickly as I could - now I will go back and reread and save it - JIC. Thank you gottaloveit for sending it along. I hope I never have to reference it, but having 2 seizures under our belt, I'm grateful for the information!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      I am SO sorry that you and Mireille have this travail in your life. I have a friend whose dog just recently started having seizures. You've covered the topic very well and I'm passing this lens over to my friend, Bobbi. This is a very important lens. I'll check back in and hope you all are doing well.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I couldn't stop reading this lens. I've never had a dog with seizures, but since I love animals in general and dogs in particular, this lens really touched me. I so hope Mireille stops having these damaging seizures and is able to be her happy little self again. Thanks for sharing some valuable information on dog seizures.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      This is an important topic for dog owners and your experiences and research on the handling of it should be a huge help to them. Very well done!

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      jseven lm 6 years ago

      Wow, you did a great job on this lens. I had a niece who had grand mall seizures as she was growing up and it was very scary. She stopped having them after a pastor prayed for her and my brother and his wife were very thankful. Mireille is in the best hand s with you, for sure! I hope she does better and better.