|I've never had a dog with seizures, so I cannot answer the question. Just wanted to say I'm sorry your Rottie is not feeling well and hope that she's feeling better soon.
We do have several members who have dealt with seizures with their dogs and I'm sure they'll chime in here and share their experiences with you.
Just wondered if you have recently had your dog vacinated or treated for anything?
It's very common for dogs (and people) to vomit after a seizure. Depending on the type of seizure, it can take a couple of hours to a couple of days for your dog to recover fully. In the meantime, keep him in a quiet, safe place and give him time to recover. Make sure water is available if he wants it. Although he may not be interested food or water for a while.
And of course, contact your veterinarian when you have a moment.
Our thoughts are with you and hoping that your Rottie is on his feet soon.
Jennifer, Baxter, Cassiopia and Sharkey
I'm not an expert but I looked up some stuff about seizures online and it seems that "vomiting occurs in some seizure patients and it does seem to come right at the time of recovery from the seizure"
Does your dog regularly have seizures?
If she normally doesn't vomit and she did I would call my vet.
Hope she's okay~
|Hi thank's for your help eveyone,she is feeling better this afternoon,now that she has been able to get some nice rest,thanks again everyone,she has only had two seizures in her life,it was scary,Thank's everyone.|
|That would be really scary. Hope she gets to feeling better!|
|hi,she went to the vet's today,they took blood work and checked her out,they called a couple hours after that and said they couldnt find any thing wrong,but I have to drop a urine sample off tommoro for her,but againe everyone ,it is preatty scary where she is so old and starting to have them|
|my 12 yr old dog half rot half blue healer resently had a lapse of seizures they can be caused by many things such as tumors or changes in medicine or diet even stress can cause seizures, while the dog is in the seizure they can still see you and think normally so stay calm, keep you fingers away from their mouth (They bite there teeth very hard), they will not swallow there tongue that is a myth, phenobarbital is a comon remedy for these however your dog may have trouble walking for the first couple of weeks on the medicine, usually with older dogs there's a factor that is causing them to have the seizure, get them meds isolate the factor then SLOWLY take them off the meds (many seizure meds have seizures as a withdrawl symtom, so taking them off slowly is recommended(check the web for more info on your medicine choise)) and furthermore research everything yourself don't soley rely on the vet research into medicine and find out which ones right for your dog|
|also hold your dog when it's having the seizure to stop it's head from hitting anything (but keep hands out of mouth) this will also calm the dog down, sometimes you can even prevent the seizure by going to your dog and comforting them when you notice their eye or lip or arm twitching ect... (common preseizure activity). I hope this information helps someone I spent hours researching into this my dog's seizures are no more, they were caused by DeraMaxx I even told the vet that my dog was having seizures but she told me to keep the dog on the deramaxx and also give him phenobarbital, he continued to have seizures, I did some independant research and discovered a side affect for deramaxx was seizures and to discontinue use if your dog starts having them, I informed the vet and gave her a copy for future refference, she told me she didn't know that, (and she called herself a doctor). well that's all folks|
|night time keep an eye on the dog especially if it starts shaking and making a yelping sould WAKE IT UP IMMEDIATLEY or it will go into a seizure, try not to startle your dog when you do this|
|I HAVE ALSO A 10 YEAR ROTTO FEMALE. WHEN SHE WAS A PUPPY SHE WOULD HAVE SEIZURES. I FOUND OUT EVERY TIME I GAVE HER A PIG EAR SHE WOULD HAVE A SEIZURE. I BLAME TH PIG EAR, HAD TO MUCH SODIUM IN IT. NO PIG EAR NO SEIZURE FOR YEARS. CHECK YOUR FEED AND ANYTHING YOU FEED YOUR DOG FOR HIGH SODIUM AND IT WOULD NOT HURT TO CHECK YOUR FOOD FOR SODIUM. SODIUM AND SALT IS BAD FOR EVERBODY. HOPE THIS HELPS|
THANKS JOHN S.
I HAVE ALSO A 10 YEAR ROTTO FEMALE. WHEN SHE WAS A PUPPY SHE WOULD HAVE SEIZURES. I FOUND OUT EVERY TIME I GAVE HER A PIG EAR SHE WOULD HAVE A SEIZURE. I BLAME TH PIG EAR, HAD TO MUCH SODIUM IN IT. NO PIG EAR NO SEIZURE FOR YEARS. CHECK YOUR FEED AND ANYTHING YOU FEED YOUR DOG FOR HIGH SODIUM AND IT WOULD NOT HURT TO CHECK YOUR FOOD FOR SODIUM. SODIUM AND SALT IS BAD FOR EVERBODY. HOPE THIS HELPS
THANKS JOHN S.
Thank you, John. There is hope then... my pup 4 1/2 woke last night seizuring... first time ever. Very scary. All I could do was hold him, pet him, and pray, "Lord, please don't take my baby..." (I'm a very devoted Dog-Mom - he is my "family".) Anyway... reading your post gave me hope - I've been looking online (he's sleeping now and seems to be fine for the while), for any info that might help. I've always planned/hoped on him having a long, healthy, happy life... so reading your post about your 10 yo having seizures as a pup... is providing me hope, confidence, & reassurance. THANK YOU.
also hold your dog when it's having the seizure to stop it's head from hitting anything (but keep hands out of mouth) this will also calm the dog down, sometimes you can even prevent the seizure by going to your dog and comforting them when you notice their eye or lip or arm twitching ect... (common preseizure activity).
There is a lot of mis information on this thread so heres the real deal if someone or your dog is having a seizure:
As a caregiver and from someone that owns a dog with epilepsy NEVER, NEVER, NEVER hold down a person or a dog in a seizure. You can do muscle damage to your animal and can even potentially break bones. A grand mal seizure is strong enough to break bones when you do that. NEVER startle your dog either in the middle of a seizure. (startling them has got to be one of the stupidest things ive heard) Let them go through the seizure, there are steps to make sure they wont hurt themselves.
Remove any and all objects close that your dog that they could potentially hit when seizing. Pet them gentley and talk to them. NEVER get your fingers near their mouth or put anything in their mouth.
When they come out of it be aware that they will be confused and scared which can cause agression (trust me I have been swung at by people plenty coming out of seizures, even the most docile person/dog will bite or swing at you) They can not reconize you right away coming out of a seizure so when they stop keep this in mind. So don't put your face in theirs right away, give them a little time.
After a seizure dogs/people can feel nauseated, get sick, sleep for 12 hrs, shake slightly, have muscle stiffness and be unsteady. If your dog has never had a seizure before take them to the vet. (a seizure can be lethal after 5 minutes, so time the seizure.)
Not all dogs or people will have signs before having a seizure. Some know and will tell you, some just drop, so be aware there may not be any warning signs.
Most people and dogs are on a low protien diet. Doctors and vets will tell you that it can decrease seizure activity.
As for seizure medication there are plenty out there but do your research. Phenobaritol does not cause withdrawl symptoms but it can cause liver damage after prolonged use. There are plenty of options out their. Most vets and doctors will not put a dog or person on seizure medication if they have one a month, any more than one a month is cause for medication.
It is incredibly scary to see your first seizure and feel helpless, especially if it is someone you know or your beloved pet. You will both make it through this. Remember the more you panic the more your pet or a person will too.
Dogs and people live full, long, healthy lives with a seizure disorders. It is mostly getting over the initial shock of it all that is the hardest part.
|Just to prove that they live long, healthy, full, happy lives here are some pictures of my overly happy, not so smart but very special 5 1/2 yr old epileptic hound dog. |
(He has 3 types of seizures, petite mal, grand mal and absent seizures)
He goes camping every year
He gets in the spirit of christmas
He plays with his wolf hybrid brother (and his sheepie sister but no pics of that )
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