Ray, what you are describing what occurred with Miley is consistent with a seizure. When a dog seizes there could be an underlying medical problem causing the seizure. Possible causes for seizures
in dogs are an under active thyroid (hypothyroidism
), kidney or liver disease, hypoglycemia
, brain tumors
, idiopathic (unknown), etc. to name a few causes. The most common cause is idiopathic epilepsy
, meaning we do not know why the brain behaves in such manner but we can control the seizures with medications (phenobarbital or/and potassium bromide).
In this case, I would highly recommend a check up with family veterinarian for a hands on examination and blood work as initial screening test to rule out the above mentioned diseases. If Miley seizes more than once a month medication should be started to stop or prevent the seizures. Observe her tonight, if she seizes again have her checked by ER veterinarian otherwise follow up with family veterinarian.
I would also recommend a grain free diet like Taste of Wild or California Natural; we are learning that ingredients like gluten (protein in wheat, rye and barley), corn, soy, and casein (protein in milk) can play
a role in seizure activity in dogs. Table food and treats
should also be free of the above ingredients. My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back. I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!