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A chi with grand mal seizures, Rescued one month ago 11 yrs…

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Hi a chi with grand mal seizures

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Rescued one month ago 11 yrs female Had first seizure sat and has not stopped She has had Valium Did X-ray we thought she may have had closed pyromtra but not Temp norm today on iv fluids In coma She is blind we are not sure of any medical history

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Hello,

I am very sorry for what is happened to your chi.

Unfortunately, the differentials for what can cause a seizure in a pet that is over about 8-9 years of age are not ideal.

Less than 7-8 years of age, it is still possible that a seizure is epilepsy. Meaning, genetic in origin, and there is no test that will find a definitive cause.

When older, the chances that a seizure is due to a more serious infection, inflammatory disease or cancer is quite high.

So, if your Chi had a severe seizure and is now poorly responsive, you will want to have a very real discussion with your vet about whether euthanasia should be considered within the next 24-48 hours if not improving at all.

Very very sorry to hear about the seizures but hope that information helps

Dr. Andy

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Andy, Medical Director replied 2 years ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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