(Closed) Dog Seizures or Stokes??

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@BeckyS0:  My mom has two dogs with seizure disorders. What you just described when she threw up is exactly what happens to one of her dogs. Send me a PM and I will talk to you about everything she has been through with both dogs to give you an idea of any overlapping patterns. It is quite long, though, so I don’t want to take up too much space here.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I don’t have any experience or advice but I wanted to comment because your dog is super cute!! I hope you are able to figure out what is wrong with your baby soon.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My dog had the same thing happen about a year ago. He was eating his dinner and then randomly lost the use of his legs and was in a weird motionless state for awhile before he regained his movement. He wouldn’t use one of his front legs for about a month after that but eventually started walking on it again. He still favors it a little and if he sits in certain positions his leg will start shaking. We took him to two vets and they basically told us they have no idea what it was. Thankfully it only happened 2 times in a relatively short period of time and hasn’t happened since. Good luck with your dog and hopefully you get everything figured out! I know it’s really stressful when your dog suffers.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@BeckyS0:  I had a beagle that struggled with seizures for years before we lost her on 11-11-11. (Yeah, it supposed to be a lucky day, right?) We had found out that one of the causes was Beneful. I’ve heard a lot of other people who had issues with this brand of food too. We believe that it was the food that started her health disorders. Over the years the seizures would get worse and closer together. It was weird because she would be absolutely perfectly fine, happy, healthy seeming & playful for an entire year and then out of no where BAM. That last time was the worst it had ever been, none of her medicines helped it, and my mom took her to the vet. (I’m very emotional, she was my baby, and I couldn’t handle watching her struggle or else I would have been the one to take her that day.) It’s actually really hard still just thinking about it because she meant the world to me. Anyways, we ended up finding out that it turned into a nightmare very quickly and a ton of tumors popped up on one of her organs. They did the operation, but afterwards they knew she wasn’t going to make it. I had to make the choice of putting her out of her misery. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. She died of cancer. What I would suggest to anyone is to never take anything like this lightly. Take them to the vet immediately & have them thoroughly checked over, keep a close eye on them, change their diet, etc. It absolutely kills me to see anyone going through this with their pets. I would do anything to get her back.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had a dog growing up (she’s still alive, but I don’t see her much anymore) and she had siezures.. Not crazy often. But probably 2-3 times a year. Freaking terrifying to see it happen. She’s a Boston Terrier and the vet said they’re prone to them. Anyways My parents got another dog a few years back… and she stopped having them! I know it isn’t necessarily her… but she was 10 when we got our other dog and she’s gone 5 years w/o one. 

So it could be a number of different things. I know we had to change their food because the little one was allergic. I also believe they changed heartworm medicines (one of the things they were looking at before we got the other dog) as well. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@BeckyS0:  my mom’s dog has seizures but very rarely. she’s never lost the use of her legs or thrown up though. hers are scary enough so i can only imagine what you’re going through! would you consider taking her to UC Davis? i know it’s far from humbolt but they do have the best vet school/hospital in norcal. it might be worth a shot. your dog is so cute (i have a weakness for pitties). i hope you guys find out what’s wrong soon!

ETA- i did a quick google search for recalls and found this from a year ago:

http://www.itsahuskything.com/t4445p40-taste-of-the-wild-dog-food-recall

it could be something in the food that’s making her sick.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@BeckyS0:  i hope davis figures it out! i used to work at a vet in san ramon and we had clients go to davis for specialty stuff. they do good work there. i hope she gets better!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@BeckyS0: I don’t know about seizures however, you should buy a dehumidifier for your house! Mold isn’t something you’re going to want to mess with – if it is inhaled by you or your pet, it can cause major health issues. That might be part of the problem!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@BeckyS0:  Oh! By law the landlord has to take care of mold problems. I think he would even have to pay for you to stay somewhere else while its being fixed. Or can he switch you to a different house/apt that doesn’t have those issues? I would make them fix it or move! & take photos & write a journal for all the mold that you guys are getting so you have documented proof. We have no insulation in our walls & we started getting quite a bit of water on the walls around the windows in the bedroom. For weeks, I would wake up feeling awful & usually towards the end of the day I would feel better & then the cycle would continue. We got a dehumidifier a month ago & I haven’t been sick since. Sorry that’s off topic but mold could make you & your pets sick. It usually affects pets before people. We don’t let our pets in the bedroom so they were safe :).

I really hope you find out whats wrong with your pup & she gets better soon!

ETA: Yes it is CA state law the landlord has to fix toxic mold problems, if he won’t, than you can report it to your health department. I would contact the landlord first & tell him you’re still having mold problems & go from there.  http://homeguides.sfgate.com/landlord-responsible-mold-rental-house-8287.html

 

 

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