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My 12 1/2 year old lab is shaking uncontrollably past 15

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My 12 1/2 year old lab is shaking uncontrollably for the past 15 minutes. This has happened several times over the past few months, but, it doesn't usually last this long. She is also panting and has curled up in the corner next to me. She has never laid there before. Should I take her to the vet inmediately?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 1 year ago.


My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your dog is having these strange episodes.

I am going to ask a few more questions so that I can help you and your dog:

When she is shaking, does she lose consciousness or does she remain aware of what is going on? Does her whole body shake or only parts if it?

Does she lose control of her urine or bowls?

Does she act strangely afterwards? How long does this last?

Please let me know the answers to these questions so that I can help you this evening?

Dr. Amanda

Kansas State University,

College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001