(Closed) Anyone else have a dog who has seizures?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
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Sugar bee

We used to have a Jack Russel Terrier who had epileptic siezures every few months. SHe would shake violently, not be able to move and froth at the mouth. They were awful to watch. We used to lay her on her bed out on the porch and sit with her until they were over. They always broke my heart 🙁

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Koby has canine seizures. He is on phenobarbitol takes two small pills a day, one in the moz n one at night. Had him just over 8 months now with no seizures [fingers crossed]

Post # 18
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Bumble bee

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chrissyjm:   […] my vet explained that humans with epilepsy don’t have any recollection of their seizures, and they can assume the same for the animals.

This is a common misconception.  Epilepsy is actually a term used to describe a wide variety of different specific types of seizure disorders, and not all epileptic seizures are the same.  While it is true that the majority of epileptic seizures are not recalled by the sufferer, some are able to recall their seizures.  I have simple partial (focal) seizures.  I do not lose consciousness, I do not convulse, and I retain full motor function and awareness during my seizures.  Rather than the typical “fall down and shake” image that is presented in the media, my seizures alter my sensory perceptions.  I am able to recall the entire experience.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

thats interesting.. im hypoglycemic, and ive had acouple seizures where ive actually kinda woke up and i would be convulsing uncontrollably but i managed to stop it, usually cold water on my forehead and the back of my neck.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have a dachshund who has seizures and is on phenobarbital for them.  My dr. said the same thing as yours – 1 or 2 a year is ok, but she started having them more frequently and now has to take a pill morning and night.  Hers are pretty bad and she usually has two.  Starts out with a mild one, (stares off to space, very stiff and some shaking) – she comes out of that and then about 5 min later usually has a second one that is worse.

When this happens, I get in the floor (not on carpet because sometimes she loses bodily contol) and just hold her tight, trying to keep her from flopping too much.  It is horrible and I hate it, but I’ve been through it enough to know she will be ok and it breaks my heart.  Also, been peed on a time a two with it, but I will still hold her everytime – just learned to get on the tile floor 🙂

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