I brought my almost two year old 20 pound/Beagle/ Terrier
I brought my almost two year old 20 pound/Beagle/***** ***** Terrier mix to the vet because she had a seizure. She was standing at the top of the steps and became rigid and starting panting and then slowly rocking as if she was going to collapse. I brought her to the vet and bloodwork was done and her white cell count was very low 135 and should have been around 2000 and her red count, potassium, protein were off a bit. 72 hours later the blood was retested and it was normal. I don't have the blood work in front of me but I am going to pick up a copy today.History: when she got her vaccinations at around 10 weeks she had mild seizures/tremors that night so I brought her to the emergency room vet. Nothing noted but she would have mild tremors on and off for the next year. At 1 year old she was lethargic and had bloody stools and I brought her to the emergency vet and she was given fluids and a tick was removed but vet thought she ate something in the backyard but would be ok. The next day brought her back because she stopped eating and drinking but saw another vet and this vet wanted to admit her into critical care. I was confused with such different opinions so they gave her fluids and sent her home (my old vet of 10 years never reviewed her paperwork from the emergency vet) but and she recovered completely within 48 hours. Now a year later she is sick again.
My 15 year hold boston terrier had a seizure this morning -
My 15 year hold boston terrier had a seizure this morning - it lasted about 15 seconds then he seemed fine. what should I do?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the boston terrier's name?Customer: Cosmo - just to give a little background he had a very bad ear information and had to have surgery to remove canal and closed. They pathology report returned that what they removed was cancerousJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cosmo?Customer: Surgery was about 2 months ago
Dog was fine yesterday. Late evening she became agitated
Dog was fine yesterday. Late evening she became agitated running up and down stairs then abruptly became lethargic. Upright, eyes open but pretty much unresponsive. Got her on her bed and she sleep soundly with minimum movement. This AM tough to get her moving, minimal appetite and drinking Lthough doing both. UrinTing fine although two days ago she peed on the deck. Totally unlike her. Nose a little dry but cool and some moisture. Heart and lungs seem fine. No points of pain noted but not moving as fluidly or easy as usual. Just it herself. Ideas?
Our dog started having seizures just before Easter this
Our dog started having seizures just before Easter this year. She is 2 1/2 yrs old. I started her on Heart Guard plus August of 2015. I gave her, her heart guard last week 8-7-16 and she had a seizure on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 2 on Sunday. She didn't have any until just today at 4:55pm when I came home from the gym.Our vet put her on Phenobarbital 30mg, then upped it to 60mg. We are in the process of trying to get her off of the Phenobarbital a little at a time, but the vet also said we should add in Potassium Bromide, while trying to ween her off of the Phenobarbital so she can continue the potassium bromide, my concern is is this to much to fast and why did they not put her on a diuretic with the Phenobarbital?Any help to get our dog back to her lively self would be greatly appreciated.
Veterinarian, Medical Director
My 6 & 1/2 year old male golden retriever has epileptic
My 6 & 1/2 year old male golden retriever has epileptic seizures. had 1 a week in a 4 week period when he was 3. nothing before or since until Aug 4. had 2 that day - 1 in early AM and 1 late PM. he was put on 64.8 mg of Phenobarbital after 4th seizure when he was 3. Been at that level until I upped in to 3 pills a day and not 2 after Aug 4, 2016 seizures. I missed a dose last night and today he had another one around 1 pm. They were all grand mal ones. I believe he has been having smaller ones. I work a lot, live alone now and I know I can't watch him 24/7. I even have people I know come check on him periodically when 12 hour work days. I looked up a lot of info and am curious. Could a tomato plant, northern ivy and or natural lawn pesticides trigger a seizure?? thanks for answer. I plan on giving him Milk Thistle (700mg), dandelion (350 mg) yellow dock ( 350 mg) and beet (100 mg) that I take for liver purification. I take 2/day. 1 a day for him? any other suggestions. I plan on regular foot cleaning starting now.
She has been acting off since yesterday. Just laying around,
She has been acting off since yesterday. Just laying around, breathing a bit more than normal. Slightly shaking. She does have epilepsy so I thought it was just the normal after an episode behavior but it never has lasted this long, and noticed this morning her nipples are very swollenJA: 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: Peanut, age unknown (she was a rescue, but she is at least 6-7 years old).JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Peanut?Customer: Only thing I can think is she is due for her shots; but she is only in our backyard with no access to strange dogs or anything.
We just bought a Boxer puppy. We found blood in his stool
We just bought a Boxer puppy. We found blood in his stool and took him to the vet. We discovered he has giardia and Cryptosporidium. We have started treatment and he is doing better.So what do we do know? Will he always be contagious? Will he ever be rid of it? I have not found too much information about after treatment. We are thinking about returning the dog back to the breeder if this is going to be a life long issue.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
She appeared to be having a full body muscle spasm but it
she appeared to be having a full body muscle spasm but it stoppedJA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: nematode and they think between 3 and 6JA: How old is nematode?Customer: between 3 and 6 years....no one knowsJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about nematode?Customer: she was treated for heartworm in 2013