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My dog has epilepsy and he hurt his knee. he is on

my dog has epilepsy and he hurt his knee. he is on gabapentin and start having seizure very often after starting this med. can gabapentin be the reason or can it increase blood pressure?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: Jet 12yoJA: How old is Jet?Customer: 12JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Jet?Customer: I kept I'm off seizure 54 days before starting gabapentin and then he was on derramax and gabapentin for about 30 days. he had 2 seizures on the 31st and 2nd and today 4 seizures every 3 hour. I blame gabapentin. I took him off derramax after 2 seizure on the 2nd of January. he has torn his ACL on his knee and we are waiting to schedule a surgery.

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We brought our 5 year old boxer, Phoebe, to see our vet

Hello,We brought our 5 year old boxer, Phoebe, to see our vet about two weeks ago after several episodes of what we thought were seizures. Each episode occurred after urination and lasted under 30 seconds. She had one per evening for three evenings in a row.After a series of blood work, urinalysis, and an EKG, the vet sent us home with a 2 week supply of antibiotics to treat what looked like a bladder infection, which she suspected could have triggered the "seizures".Phoebe had 2 more episodes for the first 2 days of the antibiotic treatment, then none for a 4 days, one more, none for a week, and one the day after the treatment was finished. She hasn't had any in the three days following.Upon return to the vet, she suspected the seizures were actually syncopes and wants us to see a traveling heart specialist at the cost of $1000, despite the decline in syncope occurance.Is this consistent with her symptoms? I'm having a hard time making the jump from "it happens sometimes, and only when she pees so here give her these antibiotics" to "there's something wrong with her heart".Thank you for your help.

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My English bulldog started having head tremors out of

My English bulldog started having head tremors out of nowhere early this morning. It stopped shortly but he started doing it again once he started to fall asleep. He's not actin oddly, he's walking around.

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Dr. Deb

Associate Veterinarian

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My dog had a seizure a month ago vet gave him 500mg

my dog had a seizure a month ago vet gave him 500mg levetiracetam now dog is pacing most of his waking hours, help why?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: montana Samoyed mix/7yrsJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Samoyed?Customer: no

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

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My dog gets terrible stomach pains every 4 weeks for the

My dog gets terrible stomach pains every 4 weeks for the last few months. All his blood tests are normal, his exams are normal. He does a stretching thing every few minutes and is drooling and usually vomits once or twice. This lasts a day or two. What would this be?? The vet doesn't seem to know and every time I bring him in they just repeat the same tests.

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I have a 13 year old shi tzu mix -- last night he was having

good morningJA: Hello. How can we help?Customer: I have a 13 year old shi tzu mix -- last night he was having spasms/jerking -- he would e sound asleep and jerk awake and jump up kind of like someone stuck him with a needle??JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?Customer: This continued all night long!JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: I can't really tell --he just jerks awake and looks around like something either bit him or stuck himJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: noJA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dog eating normally?Customer: yes, he isJA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the dog having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: not that I have noticed -- however, this morning he didn't pee as much as normal for first thing in the morningJA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Jack and he's 13JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jack?Customer: Well, he seems to have a grumbly belly alot -- I can sometimes hear it making noise clear across the room

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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He sometimes go shaking and shivering, His name is crunch 4

He sometimes go shaking and shiveringJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: His name is ***** ***** yr labJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about crunch?Customer: No he goes perfectly fine in 5-10 mins

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Dr. Kara

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My 5 month old puppy has had two excitement seizures. Are

My 5 month old puppy has had two excitement seizures. Are they dangerousJA: 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: UtahJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Utah?Customer: Perfectly healthy otherwise

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

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She is 14 years old, blind and deaf. She had a seizure last

She is 14 years old, blind and deaf. She had a seizure last night for the first time. It lasted about 2 to 3 minutes. Taking her to vet today.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: DaisyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Daisy?Customer: She is blind and deaf. 14 years old

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

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