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My 4 year old golden retriever just started having siezures…

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My 4 year old golden retriever just started having siezures - one yesterday and one today. This happened since we came back from vacation and he was in a kennel. Do you know what that could be. We will take him to the vet tomorrow

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the Golden Retriever's name and age?

Beau age 3.9 months old

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

No - he has always been a very healthy dog. After the seizure he drinks alot of water

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

So.....Beau will need to have a very thorough physical examination along with a complete blood count, chem panel, lyte panel, 4dx test and a urinalysis.....if all of this is normal then Beau likely has Idiopathic epilepsy and this can be treated but will have to be treated life long...

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
what else co?
uld it be besides idiopathic epilepsy
Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

The above is a great article on seizures in Golden's by the Morris Animal foundation......

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Other possibilities include metabolic disease like liver or thyroid or a brain tumor........all of these are unlikley in this age patient.....

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

most likely cause is epilepsy....

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

and epilepsy is the diagnosis we will hope for because it is the best of all of them....

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I like extended release generic keppra for epilepsy.....

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

if that does not work then phenobarbital with a liver support agent like denosyl would be my next choice...

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Can I answer any other questions for you tonight?

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I would very much appreciate it if you would rate me 5 stars for my very prompt and attentive service. And do let me know if you need any additional help! You can rate me in the top right corner of the page. Thank you very much! DRB

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if you need additional help. let me know as I check my computer nightly....DRB

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