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My dog recently had a seizure I took her the vet they didn't pres

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My dog recently had a seizure I took her the vet they didn't prescribe her meds. She recently had 4 seizures she wouldn't eat or move or respond. She's better now eating moving being herself. But now she is shaking and kinda wobbley. She is on ivermectin and vibractra which helped keep her weight eat and she has not had seizures lately. I thought maybe it was the food or heart worms. My concerns now is her shaking and wobbles and not keeping balance. And a side note her mom has seizures but 2 out3 of her pups I have witness they had seizures.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry to hear about Khloe. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
Were any blood tests done when you went to the veterinarian? Seizures can be from many things, liver disease, hormone imbalances, low blood sugar, heart disease. Ivermectin can cause seizures, but usually in higher doses than is in the heartworm preventative medications. How much ivermectin did she get?
Since Khloe's mother has seizures,it is very likely that this is epilepsy, an inherited condition. If she were my dog, I would do some basic blood tests to rule out liver disease and other things. If that were all normal, I would probably start her on seizure medication.
If epilepsy is not treated, the seizures usually get worse and if you wait too long, she is less likely to respond to medication. If she has had a cluster of seizures, 4 in one day, or if she seizes more than once a month, that is when I recommend starting medication after some basic blood work.
Let me know what else I can answer or help with.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Hi Tache,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Khloe. How is everything going?