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It's possible that these are petite mal seizures...
Do they happen when he is awake or only whne he is sleeping?
he's awake when they occur
and they arn't constant
its not like a seizure
its almost like a tick
or a spasm
very quick, and then gone
Well, petite mal seizures can last only like 1 second....
and they are repeated
As opposed to grand mal seizures which are what most people think of .. But I have a question
Is there any possibility that your dog may have been exposed to anything toxic....
this actually happened to him the other day too
lasted about an hour
especially something like snail bait or OTC flea treatments?
nope, we keep those things locked up
My gut feeling is that these are petite mal seizures and that this might start happening more often and for longer periods of time
And it could progress to a true grand mal seizure if you dog is emerging as an epileptic
This is a very common age for this to happen
is that common with weimareimers?
Other ruleouts are toxic things....
All breeds can get epilepsy... weimereimers aren't overrepresented
But toxic things usually dont' come and go.
another possibility which is less likely is a liver shunt
are their treatments for either one?
But usually these are dogs that have been poor doers, and have weigth loss etc
So, I doubt that that is the case in your dog
But, yes there are treatments for these things.....
I would probably just watch things at this point... and if it starts happening more often or intensifies, then take him into your vet.
yeah Ditka is a healthy weight, and gets plenty of exercize
so, a liver shunt is quite unlikely.....
hes a very healthy dog, which is why these little ticks concerned me
So, I would recommend making sure there is no toxic exposure and if not, then have him seen if this worsens. I dont' feel like this warrants an ER visit right now.
well it stopped two hours ago, I was expecting a response a little quicker
but if it happens again we might need to take him in
There are rare muscle disorders too that can cause twitching. I've never seen any in 14 years of practice... but muscle biopsies and nerve conduction tests are done to look into those causes if needed. Highly unlikely... just letting you know remotely possible causes. I think that this may be really early epilepsy....
That sounds good.....
I hope that this information was helpful.....