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Litter of English hounds. have a puppy that starts shaking

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Litter of English hounds. have a puppy that starts shaking then looses motor skills. THEN all of a sudden she is fine. Then bam it starts again. The vet here is out on a farm call won't be back til late.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about won't?
Customer: Poop is fine, no vomiting,
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. How old are the puppies?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Cborn 9/ 28
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Coming 6 weeks. No symptoms til this morning.
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

So in this age dog, the most common causes of intermittent tremors are infectious (toxoplasmosis, neospora, coccidiosis, other), low blood glucose, seizure disorder or a neuromuscular disorder. Has the puppy been eating well?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
she hasn't lost appetite. EVEN this morning while shaking she was eating. Feeding diamond puppy food.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Right now she is running an playing like a normal puppy. was fine this morning when took them and mom for walk
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Then all of sudden she looses control
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
While having episode seems to still have eye control and touching soothes her
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

Okay. So unlikely to be a low blood sugar. I recommend that you video tape the episodes when they happen, so that you can show your veterinarian when they are available. You will need to take her in to your vet for a physical, a fecal exam at a minimum. The video is important because since it is episodic your vet will need to see exactly what she has been doing.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok thanks, ***** ***** video to him already. THANK you
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

Good. Sometimes Neospora can be seen on a fecal, but they may need to send out bloodwork. It is treatable, but needs to be before they become severely affected. Please continue to ask any follow up questions. You can continue posting on this thread for a couple of days, even after rating my response. Take care.

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

Your welcome.