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My minature Dachsund has started having tremors, his whole…

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My minature Dachsund has...

My minature Dachsund has started having tremors, his whole body shakes.They sometimes last about ten minutes or so.He has started panting also.Is there a natural treatment for this? I've read that steroids are sometimes used,but this is a temporary treatment.What would you recommend?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the Dachshund's name and age?

His name is ***** ***** 10 years old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Spud?

He's a pretty healthy active dog.We have another dog that he romps and plays with.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with Spud. It's important to clarify if he's truly suffering tremors or, instead, partial seizures. Involuntary muscle contractions (tremors) are distinguished from a seizure in the following way: involuntary muscle contractions aren't associated with autonomic dysfunction (urination, defecation, salivation); they're associated with normal mentation (mental status), and they can be consistent with a described clinical syndrome of muscle contractions. What can you tell me about his mental state during these events? Does he respond to you? Does he appear disoriented or confused?

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