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    03-23-2010, 10:36 PM
  #1
Yearling
Unhappy Seizures

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.
     
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    03-24-2010, 12:11 PM
  #2
Weanling
My heart goes out to you.. my dogs were put down with in 3 months of each other. Keep strong that is all you can do, you both will be in my thought.
     
    03-24-2010, 12:39 PM
  #3
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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.
     
    03-24-2010, 03:04 PM
  #4
Banned
Agree. Food/food allergies is one of the biggest reasons for seizures in pets (among other conditions). So, while I understand your fear based on past experiences, don't think the worse. It may just require a simple dietary change.

It may also be that he was goofing around and ran into a wall or slipped and hit his head, or, or, or...

Thinking good thoughts for you.
     
    03-24-2010, 09:40 PM
  #5
Yearling
Thank you guys so much for the good thoughts! I REALLY do appreciate them.

We've been feeding her Pedigree since she turned a year old, and she's 5 now. I did notice that they changed the looks of the food a few months ago. But the vet told me that Pedigree would be fine. According to what he said, it's one of the better brands. But, she's going in at 1:50 tomorrow afternoon for a full blood work-up and overall checkup. He wasn't in today. I'll post an update when we get back tomorrow night.
     
    03-24-2010, 09:46 PM
  #6
Yearling
Pedigree really is not that great of dog food. Most of the store brand dog foods are crap. We've changed to a raw meat diet for ours.

We had a little dog who would hunt and eat bees, who had seizures pretty often from being stung so much - thankfully, there were more shrews than bees when we moved, and she stopped having seizures.
     
    03-24-2010, 10:01 PM
  #7
Yearling
You just reminded me. When his mom came this past weekend, she brought some chicken livers that she had boiled just for the dogs. She mixes it in with the hard food. Well, our little ****zu ate it Sunday morning, got sick, poo'd in the house (for the first time ever), then wouldn't eat Sunday night or Monday. I called my little sis, who asked me to take her back in Nov, and asked what kind of food she really really liked so I could try it. I got her some of the semi-soft food in the pouches, and she has started eating again. She's going to the vet tomorrow also. She's somewhere between 10 and 13. I think her little teeth are giving her problems.

Well, I guess we'll be buying the stuff from the vets office from now on. I just want my "children" happy and healthy.
     
    03-24-2010, 10:01 PM
  #8
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Originally Posted by charlicata    
Thank you guys so much for the good thoughts! I REALLY do appreciate them.

We've been feeding her Pedigree since she turned a year old, and she's 5 now. I did notice that they changed the looks of the food a few months ago. But the vet told me that Pedigree would be fine. According to what he said, it's one of the better brands. But, she's going in at 1:50 tomorrow afternoon for a full blood work-up and overall checkup. He wasn't in today. I'll post an update when we get back tomorrow night.
What is in Pedigree? Read the ingredient list. The most common allergens are corn, wheat, yeast, soy, beef, chicken, preservatives and other chemicals you can't spell or pronounce.

It's possible to feed an allergen to your pet for years and everything seem to be fine and then one day, whamo, there's a problem. The body can only take so much.
     
    03-24-2010, 10:04 PM
  #9
Yearling
I just hope that their bodies haven't taken too much. I'm praying that we've caught everything with both dogs early enough to fix whatever is wrong.
     
    03-24-2010, 10:43 PM
  #10
Trained
Our old dog has had two or three seizures, and she's still hanging on with a grim determination! Hers are simply an age thing as far as I know, they affected her mobility for a while but getting her chiropractored has also worked wonders.
     
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