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We have a three year old black lab she's spayed. She has been having seizures and a lot of weakness. She's having seizures now almost every day what could be causing that

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

Stella

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

No I don't see any other symptoms she tries to be playful but when she's playful it seems to be worse

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
There are so many reasons why a pet will have seizures. I usually put it into 3 categories. 1. Intracranial. So anything in the brain that could be causing a problem. This has to be diagnosed with an MRI or CT scan and I would say typically less likely in a young dog.
2. Metabolic. So anything outside of the brain and could be a problem..... liver, kidney, neoplasia, diabetes, etc. Any type of disease in the body that causes an im balance in the system. These things are usually measurable with blood testing.
3. Idiopathic. So all tests are normal and a pet just has a primary neuropathy but no other serious disease. This is actually quite common.Typing more...
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
if she is having that many seizure it has become more serious now. She is at a point where she needs to be seen by a vet and have some bloodwork. X-rays are also very helpful but your vet will talk to you about tests and your budget. Her seizures are frequent enough that she will need to start some medication. I am concerned that if you don't it will continue to get worse.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Again there are so many different things that can cause seizures and it is unlikely related to anytime in her environment. It is best to have her examined, tested for some basic stuff and treated. There are so many great meds available now and these dogs can have a great quality of life.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Nicole, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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