Or anyone else who's pup has had seizure's. Our beautiful black boy Murphy, our Son and DIL's pup had his first seizure tonight, so scary for them, lasted about 2 mins. Our DIL works at a vet's office and one of the vets live just down from them so she came over and checked him out. Of course by then he was up and acting fine. He is just about 2yrs old, he is a rescue so we only know aprox. age. When did your pup's have their first one and when did you, if you do, start medicating them. The vet said they would just keep an eye on him and see if he has another, does this sound reasonable. I know how we treat 2 legged peeps who have seizure's, not sure what the normal course is for our 4 legged family members. I'm just sad for our poor boy, our son and DIL Here is a picture of our sweet Murph!
Oh, DI. That had to be so scary for them. I hope it was a one time thing.
Oh No!!! How scary! Are they going to do tests? I am so sorry this is happening!
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
I am so sorry Di. I hope it was a one time thing. Sammy had seizures. I can't remeber the meds he was on, but they helped and he rarely had them once on the meds. I don't know the tests as he had it when I got him.
Hugs and prayers Di.
I am sure others with more experience will chime in with more feedback, but I did have a foster with seizures. From all my research, yes, the vet was very reasonable to wait and see. people aim to keep a dog off medication until it is required. Usually if they happen too often (more than once a month ish) or are too severe (take too big a tole on the body) they medicate but you can go years and years without medication. The foster I had was a chocolate lab, 3 years old. He had 1 seizure in the two months he was with me. They were not grand male, he was awake and aware during the seizure and yes, one of the hardest things to watch.
vet encourage you to document the day (or week) of the seizure as much as possible to see if a trigger can be found. THe more you document the more you an hopefully find a link from one seizure to another (and to physical write everything down, every detail you can remember right way).
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I'm sorry Di, I have no advice, just hoping this is the only one. Is there any way you can find out from the rescue if he's had any in the past? That might help the vet.
That's a good idea, Tanya. Documenting everything.
So sorry Di. It's so hard to watch. You feel completely helpless.
One of my Pugs was epileptic. He took his first fit at less than a year old. He was on phenobarb every day for his 15 years. If we tried to take him off them, he'd relapse in a few days. Turned out it was hereditary. There were also at least 2 others in his litter that were the same. Bloody breeder refused to admit there was anything wrong with that line but I digress.
I hope he can get some help soon.