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She's had a ton of seizures yesterday, and now she's just

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She's had a ton of seizures yesterday, and now she's just been unresponsive and shaking for about 6 hours
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 and age?
Customer: Chloe, she's about 4
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Chloe?
Customer: Her father has seizures from time to time
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Can you share video of what you're seeing now with her being unresponsive and shaking?
Is she under veterinary treatment for the seizures? If so, what?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
She is not under treatment, and it won't allow me to add files
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

There is an attachment function on the page that should allow you to post pictures and video. If it fails to load, the files are likely too large. You can also use websites like and to upload pictures and video respectively. Once this is done, a set of links will appear. You can then post the link back and I can access them. I’ll be standing by.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

One moment.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

I think you've reached a point that you've done what you can at home with observation. She truly needs to be examined and treated by a veterinarian tonight. There are a great number of factors that might be playing in right now including brain tumors, toxins, organ dysfunction, seizures having caused her temperature to spike to an unsafe level causing brain damage, etc. As well, if her father has seizures, this is likely an inherited disorder. With the heavy volume of seizures you witnessed yesterday she likely qualifies to be placed on oral medication to prevent seizure activity in the future, but examination, diagnostics and treatment must occur first. Your vet will likely want to start with bloodwork this evening, at very least, as well as IV fluids and anti-convulsant medication. They will observe her behavior and determine if the state she's in can be alleviated. Depending on her responsiveness, they may recommend hospitalization for a few days. Be aware that depending on the cause of her current condition the vet may well also discuss euthanasia with you.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I don't have money for that, is there anything else I can do?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Have you looked into financial aid options? She needs medical care.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I havent, I dont know where to begin?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I'm only 19, does this matter?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

So far as I know they determine eligibility based on the pet's need.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I don't even have a way to get her to any vet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

You may need to consider a mobile vet coming to you, then.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

If worse comes to worst, you may need to consider surrendering her to animal control. They will likely euthanize her, but it will be a way for you to guarantee that she will not suffer.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

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