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My black lab looked liked she was having a seizure. She was…

My black lab looked...

My black lab looked liked she was having a seizure. She was moving her front paw and shaking it and couldn't get up She's five years old

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 dog's name and age?

London is five. She is walking now

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

No nothing abnormal

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Was it just the one paw she was shaking or were any other parts of her body shaking?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I only noticed the one paw. Like she couldn't get up She's walking now.

front paw?

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well, if it was only the one paw then it was not likely a seizure.......

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This does not rule it out, just makes it less likely....

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I had requested a phone call Are you able to do that?

Have you ever witnessed this type of behavior before?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No I haven't

Sorry, no phone call request came through on this end......so we will have to text....

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Does your dog seem perfectly normal now?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
She does and her tail is wagging. Mama is just upset.

If she is acting totally normal now...then this was probably a small seizure.....

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I would recommend a trip to your vet and ask them to do a full examination and also a complete blood count, chem panel, lytes, 4DX test and thyroid (T4 test)......if all this is normal then was probably a seizure....will have to watch carefully for nay others and if they occur may need to start anti-epileptic....

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Best of luck and feel free to come back and ask me questions after your vet visit.....DRB

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