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She is 12 yr.old, has a adrenal cancer, has seizures about…

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She is 12 yr.old...

She is 12 yr.old, has a adrenal cancer, has seizures about every week or 2, shakes sometimes and has muscle spasms

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?

Tilly

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tilly?

She's on anti seizure medication/ 2 tablets /day. She is always vague and tired the next day after a seizure. Other than that she appears to be healthy.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
She has been standing and shaking more recently, and often flicks her leg out when lying down, as if she has muscle spasms.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Has the adrenal cancer been clarified as to type? For example,

Functional:

Cortisol-secreting

Aldosterone-secreting

Sex hormone-secreting

Pheochromocytoma

Nonfunctional:

Also: benign or malignant

Malignant tumors may metastasize to the brain and cause seizures but many of these tumors can cause metabolic changes that can precipitate seizures due to hypoglycemia, electrolyte imbalance, or excessive catecholamine (think: epinephrine/adrenalin) release due to a pheochromocytoma.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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