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In our 2-dog home where both were rescue dogs, the Dachshund-Chihuahua mix, about 7 yrs. old, began having occasional seizures about 2 yrs ago. They have increased in frequency, and this week he had 2 episodes in 2 days. (The alpha dog is a Chihuahua, loud, boisterous and rather a bully.) We do not know how to control the seizures, but feel the alpha dog could be part of the problem, as well as loud noises. How do we control the seizures. It breaks our hearts to see him in such a condition and not be able to help, other than to make him comfortable.

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 dachshund's name?

His name is*****: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bucky?

We had him on food with 20% protein. Is that enough protein? Also, when we adopted him he was 2 yrs. old, and we learned his former parents had fed him mostly milk.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

The seizures have been going on for a long time now

Every time they have a seizure it predisposes them to more seizures

We need to get him started onto anti-seizure medications

I recommend potassium bromide

Paul

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