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We have a 12 year old Golden Retriever that started having

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we have a 12 year old Golden Retriever that started having seizures a few minutes ago, what can we do?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 months ago.


I am very sorry to hear about this concern for Dinah.

At home, there is no way to manage these seizure episodes. If Dinah has never had seizures before, than there is a very real concern that there is either a intra-cranial (problem inside the brain) or a extra-cranial (in the body) cause for the seizure. But, right now, that doesn't matter.

You need to get in to a vet for basic testing to help rule-out causes outside the brain and to discuss with the vet if it is time to start seizure medication. common seizure drugs are phenobarbital, potassium bromide, keppra, and zonisamide. Which drug your vet starts with depends on personal preference and the situation.

Hope that information helps

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 months ago.
Hi Carl,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Dinah. How is everything going?
Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks for the follow-up. I never got your reply until now. She died that night.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 months ago.

I am very sorry for your loss.

You and your family have my deepest sympathy and support.

Dr. Andy