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Experience:  AAS Vet Tech. Bully breed rehab & Behavior modification
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She is a 14 year old golden who has seizures but seems to be

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She is a 14 year old golden who has seizures but seems to be flinching when she drinks water or eats hard food
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Greta she is in seizure medication
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Greta?
Customer: She has tested positive for lime also
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 10 months ago.

Hello! My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to help you with your dog today.

Expert:  Lisa replied 10 months ago.

How long has this been going on?

If you look in her mouth, do you see any swelling or redness?

When was the last time Greta saw her vet?

Has she been doing any drooling?

Does she have bad breath?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Bad breath and some small spot of swelling near the front teeth
Expert:  Lisa replied 10 months ago.

Gotcha. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

From your description of her flinching when she eats hard food or drinks, and the answers that she has bad breath and swelling in her mouth, I strongly suspect that what she's got going on is a dental infection.

This is very, very common in older dogs, and since she's 14, it's the most likely cause.

If this were my dog, I'd give your vet a call in the morning and have them take a peek at her. They'll likely want to get her on some antibiotics to get any infection cleared up and probably some pain medications to make her more comfortable until the infection is gone.

I hope this helps.