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what causes a small schnauzer dog to seizure

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what causes a small schnauzer dog to seizure

Dr. Altman :

Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.

Dr. Altman :

So sorry to hear Sparky had a seizure

Dr. Altman :

There are many causes of seizures in dogs

Dr. Altman :

They can include toxic exposure/ eating something toxic, metabolic causes such as liver shunt, idiopathic meaning we do not know why (the most common cause), infectious, or tumor

Dr. Altman :

It would be best for your veterinarian to do an examination and some bloodwork to rule out some of the causes of seizures

Dr. Altman :

If it happens more than once in a month then medications will be instituted to prevent further seizures

Dr. Altman :

If it does occur again, best is to videotape it for your veterinarian to see what happens

Dr. Altman :

Also noting what he does prior to, how long it lasts, what he does after and how long it takes for him to return to normal

Customer:

Great Thank You

Dr. Altman :

Time of day, severity (meaning is he on his side paddling, responsive to you, urinates/ defecates) as well

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You are very welcome

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Can I assist with any additional questions today or clarify anything?

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