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My Morkie age 7 yrs, 1 yr ago she started strange as far as…

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My Morkie age 7 yrs, 1 yr ago she started strange as far as looking up showing fear in walking thru the house stopping looking up like there is something in front. I had blood test all came back okay. The vet seem to think flyby seizures.

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?

Tessie

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

I note lately she has small amount of mist that come from her note. She eating fine ,we take she twice daily on small walks. Has a great personality and very loving to everyone. Also , last couple of she wanting to go to our barbed room under bed.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I am a veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand Tessie is appearing as if there is something in front of her and walking fearfully throughout the house. This does sound like it could be a partial seizure. About how many times a day does this occur?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
At least 5 to 6 times especially moving from area.
Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

This could very well be a partial seizure or what are called intention tremors. Intention tremors are generally occurring only when a dog is in motion, but it also results in a stumbling gait. So if there is no issues with walking and it is only related to the head movements then a partial seizure is likely. A MRI would be the diagnostic test you would want to have performed to confirm this. There are treatment options available for this.

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Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What are the treatment options, and size affect.
Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
The main treatment option is to give an oral medication such as phenobarbital or potassium bromide. The main side effect is lethargy, but elevation of liver failures can also be observed, so routine monitoring of the blood work will be necessary every 6-12 months.
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Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Cost of MRI
Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

About $1000

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Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

It needs to be done by a neurologist, so that is why it is more expensive.

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Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Does that help?

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Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Just checking in. Are we still connected?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No
Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Do you have any other questions I can answer for you?

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Dog Veterinarian: Scott Perry, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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