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I have a Yorkie that is 11 years old. He has seizures once

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I have a Yorkie that is 11 years old. He has seizures once in a while and has his whole life. Sometimes a couple of days after having a seizure his back legs get so stiff that he can barely walk and stairs are impossible. Do you have any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
Since these seizures are not frequent, this is most likely due to Epilepsy. With this disease , they can have gran mal seizures that you have seen and also petite mal seizure which can be what is causng your sweet Buddy's stiff back legs. It is best to consult your vet since it may be time for anti seizure medication to stop this part. Buddy may also have severe arthritis that can be aggravated due to the seizure prior to this. Only your vet can determine this.
Does that make sense to you?
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Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Hi Deann,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Buddy. How is everything going?

Dr. Loretta