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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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Last night my 4lbs chihuahua fell off the bed. About 20 mins

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Last night my 4lbs chihuahua fell off the bed. About 20 mins later he started to have a seizure lasting about 2 mins. When the seizure was over he was walking funny and was disoriented but that subsided within 10-15 mins. He then wanted to wander around the house, didn't want to lay down with me, which is out of character a bit. Finally he ended up laying down and sleeping through the night. This morning he seems ok but I am wondering what I should be looking for as far as symptoms if something is still wrong.
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 and age?
Customer: Jagger, 14 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jagger?
Customer: At the age of 2 years old he became very sick and was hospitalized for 10 days. The vet could never diagnose him and claimed it to be cancer. I took him home and was feeding him through a feeding tube in his stomach for 3 months. He miraculously got better and hasn't had any issues since, except for the fact that he never gains weight, stays between 3.8-4 lbs since age 2. In the past 3 years he has developed cataracts, but the vet will not do surgery on him due to his age. He is a happy dog, just wants to be with me all the time. He gets around the house well, a few bumps here and there due to eye sight but nothing serious. This was the first big fall he's had.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today.

Anytime that a pet has a seizure, it's best to have a physical exam performed and updated blood work to ensure that there's nothing treatable that has caused it. Most time head trauma and/or stress are the causes. Our biggest concern at this point would be continued seizure activity. I would keep your eyes peeled for more issues, but also make sure you're logging those he has so a timeline can be established for the future.

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