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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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My daughters 3yr old more is acting like he's having a stroke

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My daughters 3yr old more is acting like he's having a stroke or seizure. . Stops where he standing, leans to left, drooling, eye kind of droopy, lasts for about 10 to 30 min and seems confused staring blank look ahead will not respond to bame.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Did this about 6mos ago
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: Dogs name chewie. No prior health problems. NKA
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Customer: Sounds like seizure?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 12 months ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. It does sound like he may have had a partial seizure. It's not the typical seizure activity, but it's suspicious. If these are occurring more than once a month, I would probably try starting an anti-seizure medication like Phenobarbital. If they are occurring less than once a month, I probably wouldn't start any meds yet. In that case, he may not need anything. We don't usually start treating epileptics until they are occurring more frequently. Here is a nice handout on seizures to read over: I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.