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Old September 19th, 2013, 04:21 AM
maricarlucci maricarlucci is offline
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PLEASE HELP! Dog Seizure


My poor baby had an hour-long seizure today. He's been having frequent seizures so he has been taking phenobarbital and adenosyl daily. Luckily, my mom was here and was able to rush him to the vet. The vet took his blood sample and took x-rays. The blood samples were taken to the lab and we won't receive the results for 2-3 days but we were able to see the x-rays which didn't really tell us much except that he has weak lungs so the vet thought it could be an upper respiratory infection. We were able to bring him home tonight but as soon as we brought him, he started walking but every couple of seconds will tilt/lean his head to the left side involuntarily. He seems very dazed and out of it which is probably normal since he had a very long seizure but I don't understand why his head keeps tilting. He will take a couple of steps then stop and his head will tilt, then he will start walking again. I have no idea what is happening to him...

Can anyone help? Any comments/advice/answers will be GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Thanks so much for reading.
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Old September 19th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Hi maricarlucci,

I'm really sorry you are going through this, it's so difficult to see our pets suffer.

Based on the general symptoms you describe, it could be so many things that it would be unwise to speculate.

The only thing to do if you can is call your vet for advice or bring him in again if this continues. I'd certainly have the vet examine the ears themselves (to rule other common stuff out) if/when i bring him in again.

Makes sense though (just common sense, not medical sense as i cannot offer that) that the head tilt has a high chance of being related to the seizure if it's never happened before and the two happened one after the other...and this particular seizure was extra long. The vet might well see this connection for your particular dog and be able to make better sense of it. This also might be a common temporary side effect. A phone call certainly couldn't hurt. Keeping fingers crossed for you.
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