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My dog has seizures monthly...
My dog has seizures monthly since 3months of age she's a 21 month old spayed female. Currently on 3 97.2 mg phenobarbital 2x daily. Now has hair loss went to vet tested for hypothyroidism and negative. Any ideas helpful
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Considering Skye Rose's breed I suspect you're seeing canine recurrent flank alopecia (seasonal flank alopecia, cyclic flank alopecia). Can you upload a photo(s) of her to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see the icon) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/

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My vet was going to test for hyperthyroidism and he was thinking possibly Cushings this is a much better diagnosis, seizures monthly is enough for me to handle. Oh and she's allergic to bee stings. Tried uploading a picture and won't allow me to.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hyperthyroidism? No. That's a rare disease of old dogs with thyroid carcinoma. Cushing's is similarly only seen in older dogs (more than 6 years of age usually) and cushingoid dogs are eating you out of house and home and drinking like a fish. Let***@******.*** help you upload photo(s). It sounds like I have to save you from an expensive wild goose chase determining the cause of Skye Rose's alopecia.

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