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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog just froze and started shaking eyes were fixed he

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my dog just froze and started shaking eyes were fixed he jump up on all 4's ran upstairs ate dinner and restarted
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: He's 3 years old
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Charlie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Charlie?
Customer: I stoked him he seemed comforted. When it was over he couldn't stop kissing me. No vomiting, no froth in mouth eyes just fixed and body shaking
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You've described a complex partial seizure (also called psychomotor seizure) which is defined 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. Most of us will accept one mild seizure monthly before prescribing anticonvulsive drugs for what is usually diagnosed as idiopathic (unknown cause) epilepsy when such seizures arise between the ages of 1-5 years. Be sure to mark your calendar for this event and for just what you witnessed. Charlie's vet will need all the information you can gather when deciding if Charlie needs to be medicated or not.

Another seizure within 24 hours of the first is considered clustering and might presage status epilepticus - the state in which seizures don't abate. If another seizure arises within that time frame, Charlie should be attended to by a vet at your earliest convenience. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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