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Old 01-01-2013, 09:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sophie has seizures - probably from being kicked in the head as a very small puppy by her first owner. Our vet had us keep a journal, and it has helped us avoid situations that seem to trigger seizures. We are able to manage the seizures without medication.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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may be a stupid question but can a dog have seizures in his sleep?

I noticed Max shaking the other night, but thought he was dreaming. When I started petting him he stopped it completely without waking up. Reminded me of a cat we used to have who did the same thing, started shaking in deep sleep, but stopped when petted.
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I was just wondering if anyone elses beagle on here is epileptic.

I know it can occur in a breed, and my girl Priscilla is one of those beags that have it.

It's really sad when she has a seizure and oddly for a time before and after a seizure, her house training goes out the window.

Other than that, she is a healthy and happy beagle.

Does anyone else have experiences like this?
Dog no, but cat yes. Be aware that this can be a genetic issue as well so i there is a reader of your dog they should know.

First NO more vaccinations at all. Period.
Diet has to be as healthy as possible. Grains, by products, dyes and artificial stuff can trigger them.

Consider getting a nero work up. It was the best thing I did for my cat.

Pheno is a great control med. It doesn't stop them, just limit them. It's hard on the liver. Check liver values often on any med.

Melatonin is one thing I gave also. It's from a health store.

Rescue remedy is another for stressful things like going ot the vet.

When a dog seizures she looses control of bladder.
Never touch a seizure aniaml they may bite on accident.
Do make sure she can't hurt herself. (hit head on door, fall down stairs ect)

Keep a diary of the seizures, lenght, WEATHER, diet ect.

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I can't determine anything out of the common that occurred in the weeks time before either of the periods. And he is a "couch" beagle so only goes out to perform and to go to the bathing room. The garden is secured in so he can't get into rubbish or other dangerous things.
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may be a stupid question but can a dog have seizures in his sleep?

I noticed Max shaking the other night, but thought he was dreaming. When I started petting him he stopped it completely without waking up. Reminded me of a cat we used to have who did the same thing, started shaking in deep sleep, but stopped when petted.

First thing is get Max checked out. Second as someone else said keep a detailed record of any seizures. Don't rush to assume its a seizure. He may have been having one heck of a dream. My Border Collie had seizures that only happened a few times a year and only involved his neck and head. We never used any meds as they were not severe and the side effects of phenobarbital were not worth it. I could not calm him when he was having one I simply had to be there with him as he rode it out. But he did give me warning signs when he was going to have one.
Btw his seizures were brought on by a vaccine.


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