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My 1 1/2 yr old Maltese has frontal lobe seizures. Seems to

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My 1 1/2 yr old Maltese has frontal lobe seizures. Seems to hallucinate, growls, attacks. Very aggressive during these episodes. Had all labs, xrays, MRI negative except for fluid behind the ear drum. Had ear procedure done. On 2 anti seizure meds. Nothing seems to be helping. Has her episodes at least 10 tomes per day. Sometime more sometimes less.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
Hi Sir or Madam,
My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.
Was she diagnosed with idiopathic seizures or epilepsy with no known cause?
Can you give me more information on her bouts of aggression, such as what is happening before the "episodes", what happens during them and how she is afterward?
What obedience training has she had?
has she been spayed?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I think Idiopathic Partial. Sbe is spayed. Ber episodes are. Usually at a resting stage. Then starts out with a low growl which proceeds into a full on aggressive attacking at nothing. Then seems to look around like something is there. Hallucinations? Will last around 30 seconds or up to 2 min. Then acts as if nothing happened. Always hungry. Always trying to eat dandelions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Her episodes look like Rage Syndrome to me.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 2 years ago.
I feel a vet or expert with more seizure experience would be better able to address your dog's issue. If it was more behavioral, then I could definitely help, but it doesn't. Let me opt out and see if some other expert wants to take this over for you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.