>My 3 year old Beagle just had what we think was a seizure last
>night - it scared us to death! She was laying down on the
>couch and jumped off and began walking to her dog bed when I
>noticed she was sort of trotting with her front paws and
>seemed to have trouble keeping her balance. We took her to
>the emergency vet, and by the time we got there (10 min) most
>of the symptoms had gone away. They did some tests and
>everything came out OK. Is this the same kind of seizure
>others have experienced or does it sound like something else
>to anyone out there?
>Thanks for any insight!
>Steve Haris, Alexandria VA
My brother and I have Poodle/Shih tsu mix dogs. They both have
seizures. Mine has had three in three years. All of them started
with the dog getting e***d and running to the door. The first one
happen when a door bell rang on TV and she got up to run for the door
at 11 pm. She suddenly started walking like she was drunk, melted to
the floor and twitched. I thought she was dieing. I called my
husband at work and told him to come straight home (he was only 5
minutes away) . When he got home "Marie" greeted him at the door
perky as ever . He said, "So, this is the dieing dog?" Since then it
has happened 2 more times. The last one had two episodes one right
after the other. They always scare me half to death. I just make
sure she is safe and sit close, because she feels this need to get
right next to me when it is happening, so I go to her. I also be
careful, because the vet says sometimes when dogs aren't feeling well
they might bite. She only weighs 8 lbs. I figure how much damage
could she do.
My brother's dog "Marie's brother" has a seizure every couple months
or so. They are brought on by e***ment also. He says they mostly
happen after "Albert" has had a bath and is running around e***dly.
Both of our vets don't feel the seizures happen often enough to take
medication for them. They say the medication gives them a quality of
life that is almost worst the seizures.
I just be sure and tell the groomer and dog sitter of the potential
for a seizure incase it happens in their presents.
So far both dogs are happy healthy dogs and a great joy.