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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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I have an 8-year-old Great Dane who had a procedure under

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I have an 8-year-old Great Dane who had a procedure under general anesthesia today to remove a growth on his leg. I noticed when I picked him up that he was having difficulty walking and tremors, but I thought was due to stress. About an hour later he had what appeared to be brief seizures and could not use his hind legs. I returned to the vet and she put him on phenobarbitol and prednisone (he had delayed propreoception in one of his hind legs). Now he is extremely agitated, crying, panting, trying to walk but still struggling and of course dying of thirst. My vet does not have an after hours number and I'm trying to figure out what may be going on.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: I don't believe so. He has been healthy up until this point.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months 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 your Dane please? It sounds as if he were suffering a complex partial seizure (previously called petit mal and also called psychomotor seizure) when you picked him up rather than tremoring. Hopefully this behavior was an adverse reaction to a pre-anesthetic or anesthetic he was administered and has already normalized.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

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

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