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He started acting like he got something in s mouth with lip

He started acting like he got something in his mouth with lip smacking and foaming at the mouth then it stopsJA: What sort of animal are we talking about?Customer: Now in the middle of the night believe he had a seizureJA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?Customer: BoxerJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. How old is Boxer?Customer: 6JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Boxer?Customer: Just got a check up 2 weeks agoJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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nekovet

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My dog is fine then all of a sudden she loses balance.

My dog is fine then all of a sudden she loses balance. Shakes(like small seizures), head tilts. Sometimes loses consciousness and can't control her bowels. I have taken her to the vet 3 different times, and they can't figure out what is wrong with her.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: Bella, 11 months. She is a Havanese.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bella?Customer: She is normally fine, then has these spells at least twice a month.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My friend has a Snorkie and it has been diagnosed with

My friend has a Snorkie and it has been diagnosed with Linvic Epilepsy and his saliva glands are swollen,, he is drooling excessively and dry heaving. He appears to want to eat but vomits after he eats. Is there any suggestions? He has a Vet app't. tomorrow AM but the owner wants to help the dog today because he can't get a hold of a Vet today.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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Our chiweenie has suddenly developed a twitch. He will be

Our chiweenie has suddenly developed a twitch. He will be just fine and suddenly his whole body twitches. If he's on the leash he sometimes jumps. Any idea what is happening?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My two year old staffordshire terrier has been having fits a

My two year old staffordshire terrier has been having fits for about a year now, we have taken him to the vet and was put on sedabarb, 1 twice a day. This seemed to help and the fits were once a month to once in six weeks. Two months ago when he went for a checkup the vet increased the dosage to one and a half twice a day. He has since had an increase in fits and I find this alarming. What is the normal procedure from here on in, as I have limited finances and am not able to afford the scans that are required. Does my dog experience pain or unnecessary suffering as a result of the fits. Please advise as I am in a quandry as to what to do, as I have been advised to have the dog euthanazed .

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nekovet

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She was stiff legged and shaking, Tinkerbell 4, No,

She was stiff legged and shakingJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Tinkerbell 4JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tinkerbell?Customer: NoJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Peter

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My dog was sleeping and she woke up quickly and was walking

My dog was sleeping and she woke up quickly and was walking funny. Now her eyes and ears seem very sensitive. She jumps if I move. I'm holding her and she seems out of it. What could be the cause of this?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog had 1st grand mal seizure 3 yrs ago. He was put on

My dog had 1st grand mal seizure 3 yrs ago. He was put on zonisimide until last october when potassium bromide was added. When his long time, very good, vet returned, he adjusted the doses (decreased zonisimide as it was above highest approved safe dose - he decreased it to the highest approved safe dose) and then increased potassium bromide to 75 mg a day. This was done in February of this year. Following that, my dog was seen in a referral specialty clinic for a grade 2, mitotic index of 1 mast cell tumor on left distal wrist. Initially place on chlorambicil and prednisone as well as benedryl and pepcid, and continued anti-seizure drugs. He averaged about a seizure episode every 3 to 4 weeks (oncologist said some of meds can lower seizure threshold). He then received surgery to remove mast cell tumor. Surgeon felt he had gotten tumor for most part, but knew he couldn't get clean margins. The plan was to have some local radiation to area. Surgery site looked great, but 2 days before he was to see oncologist, he had 2 seizures (each very brief -about 25 seconds) two days in row and I took him into ER. Left feeling good. Saw oncologist next day - he felt that having radiation for left distal wrist where tumor was removed was less important than seeing a neurologist to ensure my dog's seizures were well controlled. We then saw a neurologist at the specialty clinic who diagnosed same - idiopathic epilepsy, and kept zonisimide at same level and wanted to increase the "weany potassium bromide dose signicantly." She gave me a sheet of some very random notes she had made during eval, as well as a box of Kbrovet potassium bromide and said she would put it into a clear summary for me - and I thanked her letting her know that there were so many meds and issues that I had to keep a binder log to keep track of all meds etc, and so I would wait until I received the written summary before I made any changes. I received a written summary via snail mail a week later. When I called office, was told she was on vacation until the 15th. I understood that i should give a loading dose of 7 mL and then 3 mL each day using the med she provided. I didn't realize that the potassium bromide dose given to me was 250 mg a mL. i essentially gave him five times the dose whe was recommending for him for 4 days. On the 3rd day he seemed very lethargic. On the4th day, he seemed really wobbly. I didn't give him any pbro dose that night, and took him to the specialty clinic the following day. no neurologist was available to see him, and he was seen in the er. he was returned to me and I was told his vitals were good, and to discontinue pbro for 2 days, then administer .6mL of the 250 mg pbro and call the other neurologist on staff in 2 days. my 6 and half pound dog's wobble seemed to turn into a stagger and a stupor and ataxia much worse with him falling every few steps. I was up for essetially 2 nights sraight with him. then when 2 days passed, I called specialty clinic and asked for covering neurologist. I was told she would call me back. I didn't feel good about giving him .6 mL but worried about not giving him anything, and so gave him .25 mL and waited for call. I didn't hear from her and called back. I was told she would return my call, but if I felt he had declined quite a bit, to bring him in as well. I thought he would be seeing the covering neurologist. When I got there I realized that the covering neurologist apparently never likes to take on other neurologist's patients. my dog got swept up by the er team, and then I was asked to sign paper stating I could cover bill which would have a starting point of 500 to 600.00 dollars. I didn't have the means to cover bill... also the neurologist who i was waiting to return from vacation had said during his consult that a lot of vets including er vets and surgical vets didn't realize that many IV fluids wash away potassium bromide from the system and can lead to severe seizures. I thought it was good to have some pbro washed away, but i needed to feel that the very busy er understood the situation. I also told them honestly that i couldn't pay what might be incurred that day. I was put in a room, and talked to the clinic manager and an intern in oncology. My dog was in a cage in the very busy stressful er room, and was could not be treated until i signed form saying i could pay. i tried to find out what the intern recommended - if i borrowed money was it a good idea for him to be treated by er? he would have no neurologist monitoring him, and she seemed hesitant to say yes or no. In the end, I was handed by my now extremely shaking dog (had not been shaking like leaf before - thought it was stress of being in cage in busy trauma er) I was advised that if I didn't want to leave him overnight in er, which didn't seem to have a thumbs up from neurology intern ... very confused by what she said. she seemed worried that he could have much worse seizures, and not be around neurologists. I didn't like the idea of leaving him in that particular er. His seizures always have erupted when he's under stressful conditions - and i knew that would be very stressful. I took him home. I was advised by office manager and neurology intern to discontinue pbro until friday and then call them. I discontinued pbro until friday but didn't call them. i knew that there would be no neurologist on staff. he had improved a ton. he was running and climbing stairs, eating, playing etc. the one thing that seemed to remain was tremors which sort of waxed and waned. Much, much less frequently. MY QUESTION; I scheduled an appointment with his really good primary care vet for this monday afternoon. I was given approval to give my dog a sedative if twitches and tremors seemed really bad. for the most part, they haven't and they seem as i wrote, to be waning significantly. but my question is - is it safe for him to be off the pbro for another 2 days?

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Dr. Deb

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She's shaking and can't stand up well. She's had these

She's shaking and can't stand up well. She's had these spells before and the vet said to give her Karo syrup which usually helps. She seems to be having spell after spellJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Cookie, 6 1/2JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cookie?Customer: Years ikdJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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