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2 dogs experiencing seizures

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Both of my dogs are experiencing what I would call seizures. The first dog has experienced this about 4 times over a year and a half; and we took him to the vet who ran all kinds of tests and said they found nothing in his blood or his brain that would explain the seizures. the dog also has alot of saliva coming out during the seizures which last 10-30 minutes. We now have another dog (which we’ve had for over a year) and she experienced her first seizure today, exactly like the other dog. I am assuming now that this is environmental. I have an appt. for the second dog today; but I am concerned that they will be unable to tell me anything more than they did the last time. The first dog had another seizure last week and threw up also this time. ANy ideas of what this could be? We would appreciate any ideas on what to test for. Kimberly Johns
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.
 What are the breeds and ages of these dogs? Are they related? What are they fed?

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Dr. Vamvakias's Post: The first dog is a border collie/ springer spaniel mix. He is 6 yrs. old. the other dog is a beagle and is 2 yrs. old. Not related. they are fed a lamb and rice dry dog food (giant eagle brand) and for breakfast they get a small amout of Pedigree Choice Cuts (moist food) from a can. Thank You
Expert:  DanaDVM replied 11 years ago.

 There are some links to food triggered seizures..but the chances you would have two dogs doing this is not likely. I would do some research into the environment...the water, lead toxicity, etc.


If all else fails you just might be the owner of two idiopathic seizure dogs...not common, but possible.


Let me know if you want to discuss further...but I do think you need to schedule an appointment with your vet so he/she can do some research in environmental triggered seizures.


Dr.V

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