This morning our dog a 4 year old Border Collie was acting odd..at 4:30 she was just weird..this is Sunday, of course and on Sundays we take our dogs..Jessie and Skip for a good long walk..it seemed odd she was excited and weird at this hour, though we do walk at 5:30AM..at 5:00 AM I got out of bed, and she ( Jessie) was really strange..JT the BF went to set the coffee and grab his clothes for the regular walk..then I was upstairs...he was 3 floors down..SKIP did a "yelp" of sorts..and I was not wearing my glasses, but I saw something, it was Jessie in as I saw it and I was right, in a full blown seizure..and foaming and jerking her body lying down..I SCREAMED for JT..he heard me and this seizure went for 3-4 minutes..and then a "backlash"..and then very subdued..we took her to the University of Minnesota, and we have returned with her..Jessie is slow and sluggish..I am afraid..she might do this again..maybe when no is home..however the Dr., did say, "don't do anything if she does have another seizure, let her ride it out"..that means it could happen while we are at work..
I am just asking for prayers..
this is my family..the only one I have...
At last....my love has come around..
08-17-2008 06:53 AM
so sorry, we have a 5 yr old border collie mix. I will pray for him.
Awww, poor puppy dog!
Our beagley girl (mix) has seizures. Apparently beagles have a slightly higher percentage of having them. ANY dog CAN have them, but this is the first time I've ever heard of it.
Piper's seizures aren't that bad - at least, so far. She's been getting them maybe 4 to 5 months apart, and they don't last long; 5-10 mintues. All she does is stiffen up and then shake.
What our vet told us was to mark the date, time, what the dog does, if she clusters (one right after the other) and how long they last.
Hopefully your puppy won't have another, but keep an eye out. Dogs can be put on phenobarbital to control seizures if necessary. I want to do it as a LAST resort type thing, so I'm holding off.
Did anything "special" happen within the 48 hours before your pup's seizure? With mine, I've noticed there has always been a stressful situation for her within the 2 days before she has one. What another vet told me to do was give her Benedryl (dosage according to weight) when I feel she's stressed. It's not hard to tell with Piper, she's a very high personality/very sensitive dog. I've done the Benedryl thing for some of these situations and to my knowledge, she didn't have a seizure.
When she does have one, my husband and I try to hold her and pet her and talk to her. The last two she DID respond - she wagged her tail and started licking the air (something she always does). I was told they are not aware during seizures, but Piper's actions told me she IS. Maybe hers are just that mild, I don't know, but I want her to know we're there and loving on her.
I would talk to your vet and get a good explanation on seizures and what the options are.
Sorry to ramble so much! I wanted to try and get out as much info as we've gotten.
~ Ambrie ~
Love and prayers for your furry family member.
Wow, didn't know dogs could have seizures. But I guess they can pretty much have almost anything a human can (cancer, etc.) Sorry to hear this. I am sure you are terrified about another happening. Prayers have been said.
Never make someone your priority if they can make you their option.
I will keep Jessie in my thoughts.I know how hard it is to see your pet have a seizure.One of my 3 dogs has epilepsy.He started getting seizures about 2 years ago.I didn't want to put him on meds, but he started having seizures 2-3 times every month and we couldn't let him go on like that anymore.He takes phenobarbital everyday,1 1/2 pills in the morning and 1 at night and he has to be on it for the rest of his life.He's doing great now though.Hopefully Jessie wont get anymore.Keep us posted on how she's doing.
My brother has a dog and he has seizures. He has been on phenobarb for several years. He started having the seizure quit frequently, so he had to do the meds. He is in a high dose I believe. He still has them occassionally and stress is always what triggers one. I hope your baby is better.
The more you complain, the longer God makes you live.
I will sure add Jessie to the prayer list, my oldest is an animal fanatic and she teared up when I told her about Jessie, she is happy to pray for your family!
catdance did they give you a reason for them?
Originally Posted by buglebe
That's what I'm wondering... you wouldn't think they would just 'start' at age four.
That would scare me to death if my baby Goober started having them. A friend of mine had a cat that went kinda like that, shaking, foaming at the mouth, eyes rolling back in it's head... it was an allergy to fleas meds !
Hope everything turns out ok.
"We had to get rid of the kids, the DOG was allergic!"