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Was he on the floor, on his side when this happened?
Was there movement, tremoring of the legs?
yes he was on the floor on his side, he then got onto his belly
Was this the first ever episode?
yes there's never been any sign of anything like it before.
Ok - I am going to list some thoughts.
Based on your history.
In this case, although there is not a specific test for it - your dog fits the category of likely idiopathic epilepsy based on the age when the first seizure happened.LINK HEREFor cases such as this, (and what is most commonly recommended) we typically recommend a general examination and starting with basic testing such as routine bloodwork.If you wanted to be extremely proactive, similar to people, a MRI would be discussed.It is quite possible there will never be another seizure.Some dogs can seizure once and then never again.BUT - - if the seizures continue - and worsen - medical therapy, including anti-convulsant medication is recommended.Phenobarbital (LINK HERE) is the most common medication although there are other drugs such as keppra (LINK HERE) and potassium bromide (LINK HERE) which can be considered.
thank you! that's reassuring, he seems his usual self and looks like nothing even happened! Would I take him to the vet or call for one to come out to the house whilst it's happening next time?
Take him to the vet.
The episode should be short acting.
If you called a vet, the likelihood is by the time they came - it would be over.
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