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Jul 10, 2012 11:10:07   #
KnittingEsty
 
Has anyone experienced your small dog having a seizure? My 12 year old yorkie had one last night. Legs spread out flat and just uncontrollable shaking. I have noticed the last few days he keeps looking over his left shoulder with nose in the air like there is a bug bothering him, then he continues to pace from room to room unable to get settled. Does sleep through the night. I guess he could have gotten bit by something, but can't find any marks. Anyone have any experiences with your little guys like this?
 
Jul 10, 2012 11:43:57   #
inishowen (a regular here)
 
He really needs to go to the vet.
Jul 10, 2012 11:44:23   #
annygranny
 
Hi
sorry to hear about your little dog. we had this with our little King Charles, I urge you to get her/him checked out by the vet as soon as possible, as our little girl had a bleed to the brain. don't want to frighten you,if your dog has another seizure make sure that s/he is kept calm and cool. hope to hear good news s/he might not get another one.but its best to be on the safe side and get it checked out.
Jul 10, 2012 11:59:12   #
bunnysbaby
 
Hi, I know what it is like to own a little yorkie who had the exact condition. After years of nobody being able to tell us what was wrong we made a film and took it to the vets where upon he immediately gave us the diagnosis of Epilepsy. Our little man was put on Phenabarbitone medication with immediate positive results, whilst on the medication he did not endure any more seizures, and when he left us to join his Mum, Dad and brothers at Rainbow Bridge he was nearly 16 years old.

I hope you get the help you need and have many more happy years with your little yorkie.
Jul 10, 2012 19:27:26   #
Llamedos
 
my little dog has this epilepsy, go to vet who will say if this happen too often he will need medication, this is what happens. first is blood test to be sure nothing else wrong, then is started on low dose phenobarbitone for 1 month, you keep diary, vet will work out if drug needs to raise, then if so 4 week blood tests and drug review until doggy is stable. my little dog have 1 15 mg tablet in morn and evening and has perhaps 1 very small short seizure month now. The human modern medication not good to treat dog as does not stay in his body for long enough
Jul 10, 2012 19:48:32   #
Llamedos
 
Llamedos wrote:
my little dog has this epilepsy, go to vet who will say if this happen too often he will need medication, this is what happens. first is blood test to be sure nothing else wrong, then is started on low dose phenobarbitone for 1 month, you keep diary, vet will work out if drug needs to raise, then if so 4 week blood tests and drug review until doggy is stable. my little dog have 1 15 mg tablet in morn and evening and has perhaps 1 very small short seizure month now. The human modern medication not good to treat dog as does not stay in his body for long enough
my little dog has this epilepsy, go to vet who wil... (show quote)


I forgot also, to get to final dose that work so well took 3 months
 
Jul 11, 2012 07:30:37   #
diobsession
 
I took a Blue Tick Coonhound that was going to get put down because she wouldn't hunt. She just wanted to sit on the couch. For no apparent reason she would stop eating for a few days. Get restless and just before the seizure started her eyes would get big and she would come running to me and try to climb on my lap. The diagnosis was hypoglycemia. The solution was molassas or corn syrup on the days she wouldn't eat. Ginger lived to be around 13 before the stroke took her.
Jul 11, 2012 07:39:06   #
pugmom5
 
One of my pugs has seizures. The vet found no cause for it. Right before he starts his seizure, he comes to me or Mark and we just hold him and talk to him. The vet said if he knew of a reason for this, we could treat it. But all tests come back "normal". Good luck with your puppy.
Jul 11, 2012 08:23:57   #
Mevbb (a regular here)
 
My neighbor had one. Had a similar problem. He is no longer with us. I would go to the vet.
Jul 11, 2012 08:51:29   #
Littlenel
 
KnittingEsty wrote:
Has anyone experienced your small dog having a seizure? My 12 year old yorkie had one last night. Legs spread out flat and just uncontrollable shaking. I have noticed the last few days he keeps looking over his left shoulder with nose in the air like there is a bug bothering him, then he continues to pace from room to room unable to get settled. Does sleep through the night. I guess he could have gotten bit by something, but can't find any marks. Anyone have any experiences with your little guys like this?
Has anyone experienced your small dog having a sei... (show quote)


Before an epileptic seizure a person may have a "aura" like a warning sign-this can be a smell. Your dog may be having this aura when he's looking over his shoulder. Also they can be very sleepy after a seizure. I agree I would take him to the vet. Prayers are with you, there's nothing worse that when our babies are sick.
Jul 11, 2012 09:02:46   #
crone
 
Oooooh. I'm new to Yorkies so I hadn't heard of this. Glad to have a head's up to this condition. I'd have a seizure of my own, if I saw Max do this with no warning.

Hoping for good news for your precious little one.
Oh, 16 years? I was told I'd be lucky if mine lived 9 - 12. It would be wonderful to have Max for 16 or longer....
 
Jul 11, 2012 09:24:14   #
granyydragon
 
The vet shou8ld be able to tell you and if they come in a cluster emergncy vet is a must. Lost my Frenchie to cluster seizure she was of unknow age and a rescue. Good luck
Jul 11, 2012 09:48:59   #
chrissyf
 
I had a jack russell who started having seizures just before his third birthday. His were preceded by loss of bladder control. We took him to the vet after a seizure that lasted almost 10 minutes but because they could find nothing wrong and the seizures were very wide spread...one every few months he remained untreated. We lost him in December just a few months before his 5th birthday to a major seizure that happened while we were not home...we just found him in his crate when we returned. Please take your baby to the vet as small dogs get older there may be underlying things causing the seizures. My mother-in-law's older small dogs had seizures in the few days before they passed away. Good luck!
Jul 11, 2012 10:20:55   #
cathy47
 
have a friend that had the same problems. took the dog to vet and found out allergies were the problem. and it was noticed that seizures came on when the house was sprayed for bugs. I forget what they put the dog on but you need to get your little friend to the vet seriously..even if not laying down having seizures the looking over shoulder could also be a seizure, standing still gazing out at nothing is seizure. you want to get them under control. Good luck.
Jul 11, 2012 10:54:25   #
pamgillies1 (a regular here)
 
Have a cat with epilepsy. It is very frightening for her and us when it happens. Just have to keep a hand on her whilst it is happening to reassure her. Vet is loath to give her medication as if she misses any it can be worse than the seizures. Do take your little friend to the vet for a proper diagnosis. The other thing the vet thought it might have been was if she had touched toads which can secrete a poison that brings on symptoms similar to epilepsy. Just get it checked out.
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