Originally Posted by charlicata
Our yellow lab just had a seizure. It's the first that we know of, and it lasted almost 10 minutes. I'm going to be taking her to the vet for an emergency visit in the morning. This really scares me because we had to have our big Rotty put down in Oct because of liver cancer. And, the last dog that I had that had seizures, they couldn't get them under control and I ended up having to have him put down. I just don't think my nerves can handle losing another member of my family this quick.
Please pray for her.
Don't expect the worst just yet. A LOT of things can cause seizures that are very benign. Our dog also had a seizure(a very long one as well), and took to the vets. As it turned out, it had to do with the dog food we were feeding him, which was grocery store bought. As it turns out, if you do your research, you will see vet monitored dog food is actually the same price(for the most part), as what you would spend at walmart or anywhere else.
Dog food that is sold outside of vet clinics does not have to be monitored or tested, which means it's not controlled. So who knows what they are eating, which for most dogs is not an issue and then for some it is.
Rocky had been fed the same thing for years, but that given bag of food, there was a change or something that was more different than usual.
I went all the way up to contacting the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to get some answers and was told you should really never feed your dog anything that is not vet bought.
ONLY buy vet monitored dog food.
Rocky has been seizure free since.