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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 29808
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Work up running in circles panting heavily & barking and will

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work up running in circles panting heavily & barking and will not stop
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Was "work up" a typo for "woke up"? If so, it sounds as if Doc woke up in a complex partial seizure (previously called petit mal and now also called psychomotor seizure). These are described as focal or asymmetric sensory or motor activity of any part of the body, may be associated with autonomic signs (drooling, vomiting), and involve a change in mentation (mental status) or behavioral changes.
Doc's vet will need to perform a thorough physical neurologic exam in an attempt to clarify if the seizure has an intracranial (within the skull) etiology such as brain tumor at Doc's age or extracranial (outside the skull) etiology such as a poorly functioning liver intoxicating the brain.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.