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He has had three seizures in the past 5 weeks, He is a two

He has had three seizures in the past 5 weeksJA: 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: CooperJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cooper?Customer: He is a two year old pit I'll we aborted and he is not fixed

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Jennifer Welsh

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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She seems to be gagging or trying to get something up. She

Hi, She seems to be gagging or trying to get something up. She had a huge amount of water and it's almost like she aspirated water into her lungs. She's an otherwise healthy 13 year old shih tzu however this is not the first time it's happened.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: AbbyJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Abby?Customer: She has had about 7 episodes of what might be seizures over the last 2 years. They typically have happened upon waking and then stretching....similar to when we get a charlie horse only her eyes seem to roll back a bit as well and she loses bowel and bladder function. When they are over (last about a minute) she is a little whipped out but otherwise normal. Still loves her walks, acts like she's two most days. I realize two different issues but the first is the most worrisome although at 13, life may just be catching up to her.

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Dr. Loretta

Large and small animal Veterinarian

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My Chihuahua, Speck, has epilepsy. His seizures are rare,

My Chihuahua, Speck, has epilepsy. His seizures are rare, and usually occur in clusters of 2 or 3 over a 1-2 week period, and then they tend to not reoccur for 4-8 months. He was 2 years old when he got his first one, and it was the worst he has ever had. Then exactly one calendar year later, to the day, he had his second one. Then he didn't get another one for about 4 years. Over the last 18 months he's had about 6-8 of them. Thankfully, he's never had the convulsive seizures, instead the episodes consist of him being very scared/timid and doing repetitive motions, like licking, or head nods. He looks VERY worried/concerned/stressed during the episodes, and he often appears to be hallucinating, like he's watching something fly around the room. He can't sit still or get comfortable when they occur. He will try to sit and then will run into the hallway or by the couch and then run back to me. He is comforted by me petting him so that's what I do. Sometimes the episodes have lasted up to 9 hours. But usually they are about 3-4 hours. A few months ago, I noticed that if I hold him while I'm sitting down, he wants to get down and sit freely next to me. But if I hold him and calmly and slowly walk around outside, (not really walking, but more like a little "two-step" but less rhythmic) he appears calm and normal. This can even happen when he is in the middle of an episode. I have lots of documented video of his behavior when he's "in it". It's all very similar patterns. My question is two part. First, is there anything that you can recommend based on what I've described? And second, I have recently learned of CBD oil (cannabidoil) being used to help control or minimize seizures in both humans and dogs. What's your take on CBD oil, and how is it given to a dog? A drop on the tongue? A drop on food? Is it given regularly to prevent seizures or is it given when an episode occurs to minimize it? My mom recently gave me a small amount of CBD oil in a little bottle that she got from a holistic person (I don't know what they are supposed to be called, therapist?). Sorry, I know that was way more than 2 parts. But Speck is my sunshine. He is my son. And it breaks my heart to see him have an episode. I just want to do whats best for him. Thank you so much.

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Rebecca

Veterinarian

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Lurcher 2 and a half. seizures since was just over a year.

Lurcher 2 and a half. seizures since was just over a year. Had MRI nothing found. was on Pexion, didn't work. Now on Phenoleptil, Gamapentil and Libromide. 8 tablets a day. Had seizure this am, lasted 2 minutes, 15 minutes to come round. Any suggestions. Had two in a forttnight - under vet, healthy otherwise Thanks Pam CulleyJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?Customer: No he is very healthy apart from that according to the vet

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Dr. Ellie

Veterinarian

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My mini poodle was having back/neck pain and stiff back

My mini poodle was having back/neck pain and stiff back legs. Its been about a week and now he can't stand up at all anymore and doesn't seem to move his front legs. There is a red area on his lower left leg kind of like a bruise. He also shows the most pain when touching his lower neck/ chest area.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: He doesn't seem to be cut anywhere.JA: What is the poodle's name and age?Customer: Echo, he is about 7JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Echo?Customer: He was diagnosed with epilepsy a while back.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

Veterinarian

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Dog had seizure after ear infection. What should I do?

My dog Heidi Sue is 9 years old and has an ear infection. She was seen by the vet who cleaned her ear and prescribed drops. Last night, she suffered a full blown seizure. She is a rescue. A mix Shepherd, Lab and Rotti. She weighs 77 lbs. She is almost a therapy dog. We live in a senior living place and have a small ministry in a local nursing home. She attends there and loves people. What should I do?

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Dr. Kara

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I have a 6 year old rat terrier who in the last 2 nights has

Hi my name is***** have a 6 year old rat terrier who in the last 2 nights has had a seizure at 2 am both days same time to the minute. The first night seizure was a couple minutes long then he tried to bite me and seem to take a minute or two come back to normal. Last night was only a minute and he come out of it right away then he takes about a half hour to settle down. please help not sure if its food related or whats going on.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the rat terrier's name?Customer: BlazeJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Blaze?Customer: I don't think so he has been healthy eating and drinking normally still active and happy

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Dr. Kara

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Came through yelping then all of a sudden couldn't keep his

Came through yelping then all of a sudden couldn't keep his balance falling over body/limbs rigid I held him gently he was salivating very bad there was some shaking but not much lasted for about minute and a half maybe slightly less then he got up walked away as if nothing had happened I'm really scared for him now but he is now in his bed sleeping peacefullyHe is a 7 year old Lhasa ApsoBet xxJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?Customer: Not that I can think of he had all his vaccines up to date never had a problem with himBetx

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Dr. Amanda

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He ate soap 3 days ago and has had diarrhea for about 24

he ate soap 3 days ago and has had diarrhea for about 24 hours. 4 occassionsJA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?Customer: CooperJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cooper?Customer: he has Epilepsy and take phenobarbital and Potassium Bromite

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Dr. Altman

Veterinarian

Doctoral Degree

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