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Peter   Taft,California, International

2/7/2016 1:34:00 PM

My Walker hound just had a seizure about 4 minutes ago and he was fine then just all the sudden he just went stiff and he started yelping so I called my dad he came out back and my dog might be pute down in an hour or two.:(

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ladybee   independence, Louisiana

10/31/2015 2:19:59 PM

my dog just went threw that a few hours ago i didnt know what was happening my son and i are praying he get better that the only male we have left his brother pass a few week ago i as sooon of the same thing they are blue pitts what can i do to help him if he have another

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Deb   paris, Illinois

9/6/2015 3:54:31 PM

Just went through 5 seizures in a 24 hour period. Called my vet he prescribed Valium to relax him for the next few days.. Finally back to his old self. Didn't think he would make it this time. I'm not ready to let him go yet .

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molly charron   Kennesaw, Georgia

7/20/2015 12:43:52 PM

MyShiba Inu wakes up in the morning and kinda faints and screams and gets stiff I massage her all over her body until she wakes up this has happened about four times in two years I also put wet rags on her paws to help her breath

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Deb   paris, Illinois

7/15/2015 3:28:27 PM


My German short haired pointer age 8 is now having clusters seizures. These are quite different than the grand mal he use to have frequently. It's been 3 in a 24 hour span or 3 close ones a few days apart. Still extremly thirsty and hungry and still paces from 30 minutes to two hours. When he gets overly stressed from over excitement he will generally have one in the next couple of days.. I always talk to to him hoping he hears me and hoping it will bring him out of one sooner. I believe it helps. Didn't have any until he was 5 yrs old. Yes you feel so helpless and pray he nevers has another one.


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Kate   Lafayette, Indiana

4/5/2015 1:12:18 AM

My boyfriend and I have a pitbull/boxer mix. He's about 7 1/2. He recently started having seizures and we are so freaked out. He has had a couple over the past week. After he has the seizure he gets up and paces around for awhile, either up and down the hallway or in circles around the coffee table. He also seems to be extrmely thirst and hungry. And he will either wet himself or need to go outside immediately. He seems so disoriented and confused and i swear by the look on his face, he seems scared. Not that i blame him, I'm freaked out and it's not even happening to me. It breaks my heart to see him like this. He is such a good, kindhearted, loving, fun dog. Please tell me this gets better and he is going to be ok. It just kills me and my boyfriend to see him like this!

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Deb   paris, Illinois

3/17/2015 7:30:03 AM

Deb. Paris,illinois. I have a 8 year old german short haired pointer he's been having seizures since he was 5. It makes you feel so helpless at times! My husband keeps telling me to put him down, I refuse to because he's such a happy, intelligent, friendly animal. It's just the times when having a seizure it makes him so out of control. The poor thing can be sleepling so good and then wake up and drop to the floor in a full blown seizure. Or in the middle of the night I hear him hit the floor seizureing. Most of the times after coming out of a seizure he paces for up to 2hours .He's extremely thirsty and becomes very hungry will not stop going to where his food is. Usually he has one every month,but with the change over from phenobarbital to potassium bromide sometimes every other month now. Since christmas he's had 6 . Can't understand why because for several months he was doing extremely well.

I have noticed if he becomes stressed from barking a lot . Separation anxiety or the weather changing He starts having them again. I just wish he would not have them anymore. He's getting older now and I'm afraid one will actually kill him. I truly understand how you all feel I hope this helps. Always hug them before you leave them alone.

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Paula   lusby, Maryland

1/29/2015 5:17:58 PM

I have a 3 yr.ld chuicuahua and Pomeranian mix just had a seizure for the first time. I have no idea what is going on!! Paula

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melissa   dayton, Kentucky

7/21/2014 6:57:48 PM

My b.bull tertiary just had seizure my husband said he fell off couch foaming at mouth legs went stiff kicked like he was running. My husband parted on his chest he talked to him the whole time. I think it was from the heat .u wasn't here but Ham So scared to lose him is sedans OK now. Does it sound like heat stroke

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Jeff   Madison, Wisconsin

7/4/2013 7:31:18 AM

My 11 year old German Shorthaired Pointer just had his first seizure (that i know of) today as we entered the dog park. I thought at first that he had injured his hind leg/hip as he was flailing it in the air and that maybe he had gone into shock from pain. Then it became pretty clear he was having a seizure. Scariest, most helpless feeling I've had with him. Especially happening on the 4th of July with the vet's office closed. Called the emergency clinic and described the symptoms and they advised to just keep an eye on him and watch for any 2nd seizures and to bring him in if he has more than 2 more within 24 hours.


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Cory   Evansville, Indiana

5/29/2013 3:44:40 PM

Just a minuet ago,my seven year old dog,Duke had a seizure.I kept petting him,and holding him,also telling him it would be all right.This isn't the first time he had a seizure either.He's ok,it's a little scary though.He was just sitting there,and I had him in my shirt to make it seem like I had a second head,and I was messing around,then he had a seizure.

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eva   addison, International

5/11/2013 2:04:45 PM

thats sad my dog had a seizures it happend when she was trying to jump on to the couch its so sad i hate it its like a life and a sole dying poorly IT JUST SO SAD!!......... :( :( :(

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Nicole   Miami, Florida

1/17/2013 4:25:25 PM

My 3 y/o border collie/terrier mix has had what I think to be seizures a couple of times, where his head shakes for a few minutes straight. Tonight though he had a full body seizure that had me scared and crying. I was in my office and heard scratching on the tile outside the room, and a hit on the wall (the sounds I might hear if my cat were batting around a catnip-filled toy). I turned around and saw Meatball walking in by his front legs, with his head tilted toward his body, dragging his back legs and not maintaining any sort of stability. His mouth was closed and he was not drooling- I thought he might have been dying or something. I sat on the floor to cradle him, talking to him and rubbing his chest area, and his entire body was shaking. I plan on taking him to the vet in the morning, but I am scared to put him on a Rx. If anyone has experienced anything like this and has any other thoughts/recommendations, please post!!

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Garth   Houlton, Wisconsin

9/27/2012 6:10:01 PM

We just experienced a seizure with our 2 year old doberman about 15 minutes ago. One of the scariest experiences ever. I rushed over to her and she looked at me but right through me. She did actually hook my arm with her arm and like pulled me into her. I grabbed her snout and gave a sharp blow into her nose and she kind of snapped out of it and came around. I do not know if that is the right thing to do but it is what I did.

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tommy   bethlehem, GA

3/8/2012 11:00:01 AM

wow my dog ( a femsle shit zu is 5 years old and had a sezure last night scarry stuff hope its the last we love her so much... it looked like she was dyin dint recognize us drooling heart beating outof her chest hope thats the last

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jennifer   mount olive, IL

12/31/2010 10:23:18 AM

my pug is 1year old and has been haveing seizures. he just seems to come on all at once cant walk and drools and even some follow vomiting and no control of bowels. it seems like he has 2-3 and stops and with in 30 minutes to an hour back to being crazy wild. we do know he has a very bad heart but i honestly dont have the money for all the vet test. i just comfort him through them and just wanted to know if any one had any ideas. i will say he is always thirsty and have wondered about low blood sugar.

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Monica   San Antonio, TX

9/23/2010 8:21:37 PM

My Mickey is a 11 year old dog and she has been having seizures for the last 6 months. She is now on Phenobarbital and postassium.....she is going down fast. She has always been the sweetest dog now she is biting us and is not aware of her suroundings. Is it time to put her to rest

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Jessica   port barrington, IL

4/24/2010 8:55:15 PM

I have a five year old bichon poo.. I actually came on this website because he had a seizure just 10 min ago.. IT lasted about five min and then he snapped out of it.. I must say it was a very scary feeling like i was going to lose my best friend. THe last time he had one was a year ago and same thing he snapped right out of it... I realized if i were to lose him how sad i would be and i should appreciate my furry friend much more than i do at times. This website was helpful to know that it has happened to others and they snap out and it can happen again. I've noticed on atleast three comments the dogs have been five years old.. I wonder if this is common? either way it just made me realize we should all appreciate our pets... I couldn't imagine life without my Marley!!!! Im not sure im comfortable with all the bloodtesting that goes on for them for this. There really doesn't seem to be a common answer or reason??

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lisa   uk, MS

1/9/2010 7:12:53 AM

i have a 5yr old cross rottweiler/alasation.he started fitting about 2 mnths ago, but i only saw one a few days ago, omg i was so scared,it took taff about 5 mins to come out of it, he was very all over the place, he has had 3 more since then, im now waiting on blood results to come bk, im hoping he will be ok,i will let you all now when i have the results bk,and good luck everyone xxxx

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Beth   Edgewater, FL

12/27/2009 12:56:20 PM

Just an important tip for owners of dogs who have seizure. Keep a cold pack in the freezer. It can be a gel pack or just a zip lock freezer bag full of ice cubes. When the seizure begins, place the ice pack on the middle of the back of your dog, just below the neck and shoulder area. This will slow the seizure activity and the seizure will be much shorter. My lab has seizures, but I also moderate a website for dogs with liver disease on Yahoo. If anyone has a dog with liver disease or liver shunts, look us up. The site is

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