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My 13 year old Boston Terrier just started having seizures.

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I think they are focal...
My 13 year old Boston Terrier just started having seizures. I think they are focal as one leg is twitching. What can I do?
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me: How long has he been having these episodes?How long did this one last?Was it just a leg twitch?Any access to toxins?Has he had issues with strokes?
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