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She started shaking and acting like she cant see. Cammie and…

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She started shaking and...

She started shaking and acting like she cant see

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?

Cammie and she is 2

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

No shes been perfectly fine up until a couple minutes ago

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Cammie, please?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
We litterally had to give her water with our fingers as she was acting like she couldn't see. We held her in a warm blanket and after about 10 minutes she was up and walking around
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Thank you. It appears as if she suffered a complex partial seizure (also called psychomotor seizure) which is described as abnormal focal or asymmetric sensory or motor activity affecting any part of the body and which may be associated with autonomic signs, (salivation, vomiting, e.g.) and is associated with a change in mentation (mental status) and/or behavioral abnormalities. (If consciousness is lost a general seizure (previously called gran mal) is diagnosed.) Sleep is the most common post-ictal (post-seizure) symptom. Mark your calendar for this event and for just what you witnessed. Cammie's vet will need all the information you can gather when deciding if she should be prescribed an anticonvulsive drug. Most of us will accept one mild (lasting less than 5 minutes, no thrashing about, no loss of consciousness) event monthly before prescribing such a drug. Should Cammie suffer another event within 24 hours of this one clustering is diagnosed and that may presage status epilepticus - the state in which seizure activity doesn't abate unless I heavily sedate or anesthetize my patient. She would then need the attention of a vet at your earliest convenience.

Seizures first arising between the ages of 1-5 years are usually considered idiopathic (unknown cause) epilepsy. Seizures arising after 6 years of age are often caused by brain tumor or, less commonly, adult onset epilepsy. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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