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8yr old do having seizers, Min pin, yes 8yr old minature

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8yr old do having seizers
JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Min pin
JA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?
Customer: yes 8yr old minature pincher having seazers
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the miniature pinscher?
Customer: having sezurees
JA: Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the miniature pinscher's name?
Customer: candy
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about candy?
Customer: no irst time
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 7 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 7 months ago.

I am sorry to hear Candy is having seizures for the first time.

Since she is 8 years old, this would not be epilepsy. Dogs are born with epilepsy and have seizures start when they are young. When older dogs have seizures, it can be from liver disease, low blood sugar, low thyroid, or brain diseases like meningitis or brain tumors.

They can also have "syncope", which is caused by poor circulation to the brain so the brain is not getting enough oxygen. Syncope is usually due to a heart arrhythmia or heart disease.

Since there are many reasons for an older dog to have seizures, the place to start is a thorough physical exam by a veterinarian, her blood sugar level checked, etc.

If you can't get her to a veterinarian tonight, check her gums when she has a seizure. If her gums look pale during the seizure, this may be syncope, and a heart problem. If her gums stay a normal pink color during a seizure, then it is probably not her heart.

You can also try putting Karo syrup or honey directly onto her gums to see if raising her blood sugar level helps.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 7 months ago.

How is Candy doing? I hope you saw my response; I have not heard back from you.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 7 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?


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