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Involuntary shaking, drooling, face...

Involuntary shaking, drooling, face scrunched, lasts about 20 -30 seconds.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name and age?

Virgil, we fed him a new dog food starting about 3 weeks ago, royal canine calm. He’s 7

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

Just started today, happens every hour( not exact): he’s still drinking and had two bowel movements today. I thought maybe the new food caused this, possibly an allergy. He is fine after the episode

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. You appear to be describing complex partial seizures rather than a food intolerance. Here are the types of seizures I see:

Partial seizures (previously called petit mal): focal or asymmetric sensory or motor activity affecting any part of the body (e.g., facial twitching, chomping of the mouth); can be associated with autonomic signs (salivation, vomiting, defecation).

Simple partial seizures don’t alter consciousness. Complex partial seizures (also called psychomotor seizures) alter mentation (mental status) and/or cause behavioral abnormalities in addition to what is seen with simple partial seizures.

Generalized seizures (previously called grand mal) cause diffuse motor activity with loss of consciousness.

He appears to be clustering which describes more than one seizure in a 24 hour period. Clustering may presage status epilepticus - the state in which seizure activity doesn't abate unless I heavily sedate or anesthetize my patient. Virgil would then need the attention of a vet at your earliest convenience...and I believe that he should see his vet at this time due to the frequency of these events. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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