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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 DogLiverDisease@yahoogroups.com.

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Mike   Redmond, WA

10/17/2009 2:22:34 PM

I have a 5 year old rescue
Malamute.
She will suddenly and quickly shake her head up and down about 3-4 times, like a spasm, and then be just fine. This can happen a few times a day, depending on circumstances. Example times seem to be, for example, if our other Malamute growls towards her; basically something that may scare her a little.

We may walk down to the creek and she will stop and just be staring without any movement for a minute or so. I would wonder if she was scared of something ahead, a cougar for example. I would stop and pet her. She would then have eye contact with me, and then continue down the
road.
The only other thing she does is when she is sleeping, she may jerk once, and it will really shake the floor. She is about 105
pounds.
Otherwise she is just fine. This has been going on since we got her about 5 years ago, and hasn’t gotten any
worst.
Are there any other signs I should be watching out
for?
Our vets don’t seem to be concerned when we mention this to them, and we have mentioned it to them multiple
times.
Is this something I should be concerned about?

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Wendy   Depew, NY

9/30/2009 11:44:31 AM

My 5 yr old German Shorthaired Pointer has had seizures since she was 2 years old. She has almost been put down twice now because of the severity of the seizures. We are giving her another chance at life again. If this time the medicines don't work, we will have no choice but, to put her down. I really thank Dr. Robinson from Corfu Vet. for all the help and support he has given to me and my dog Schatzie! Hang on there girl... we love you!

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Linda   Fort Worth, TX

8/30/2009 8:00:55 PM

My 15month old Brittany had his first seizure (that I am aware of) 10 days ago. He had blood work done 3 days ago during his routine check up/vacination appointment and nothing showed up. I was told he may never have another. Then tonight he had a second, this one more severe than the first.

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scott   rice lake, WI

8/17/2009 5:06:42 PM

my dog has one about ever 8 weeks he is on Phenobarbital i read about the liver damage now iam scared about that.

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georgia   oostburg, WI

6/21/2009 6:41:04 PM

my dog rylee had her first 2 seizures last night. just like my daughter we sat in the emergency room for a few hours. this article helped alot. maybe i will sleep tonight.

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candice   detroit, MI

6/20/2009 8:23:59 AM

my pit bull Annie had 6 in 3 hours was so scared for her but she will be OK

could someone tell me what the best pills to put her on

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grace   bellburn, WV

11/28/2008 9:17:58 AM

My lil boston terrier had her first seizure last night, I had no clue what happened, reading your article helped bunches. Zoey is like one of our children, and seeing her like this was very hard. Thank you for the information.

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Barbara   South Bend, IN

6/29/2008 11:08:16 AM

i have a Pwkingese, named Medousa. She is 6 yrs old and the love of my life. She had had mild seizures when going to the vet, to the groomers. But yesterday she had one that came out of the blue. She was sleeping on th sofa as she does all the time and I was watching TV. All of a sudden she started to flayel like crazy and fell off the sofa, clamped her jaw down, drooled urinated and deficated. Her eyes were wild looking and it was about 10 minutes befor she even started to calm down. She was confused and her heart was pounding. I held her till she quieted down and the I let her on the floor. She seems to be alright today. My vet is aware of this. I will take her 2 see him soon. Your article really gave me comfort. Thanks

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Ashley   Las Vegas, NV

2/26/2008 6:19:04 AM

my dog is 3 years old and has seizures, we took him to the vet after they were hapening between 10 to 15 days and they put him on medication. now when and if he has one it is very very mild. no where as bad as it has been in the past. the only hard part is to know he will have to be on the medication for the rest of his life. he missed one day of medication and had two seizures in one day. the only thing would like to find out is if it can possibly become life threting.

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