I posted this morning on this, but have a question for the vet. This dog accidentally got 37.5 mg of Deramaxx meant for another dog yesterday. Could this be related to his seizure? He just had another seizure 6 hrs. after the first one. Going to the vet for a blood draw this afternoon.
*Our 4 year old Aussie just had a first seizure this morning. I have dealt with seizures before in another dog, but the aftermath of this is very different and hard. The jerking and then the stiffness lasted about 5 minutes or so, but when he started to come out of it and relax, he jumped up and started barking fiercely at us like he didn't know us. We got the other dogs out of the room in case of agitation or attack. He was backed off and didn't try to attack us, just staring and barking. This episode lasted for about 45 min. and then he slowly started acting more like himself. He was still agitated for a couple more hours and is finally resting. We are scared of this behaviour happening again. Have since talked to the vets office and they suggest throwing a light blanket over him to stop all sensory and calm him if it should happen again. So gut-wrenching to know there is nothing to be done at this point. Would like to hear from anyone else that has had the aftermath type that we just encountered. Thank you!
The Deramaxx may or may not be related to your dogs seizures.
The fact that the seizures are occuring in multiples within a given day is a sign to see your vet ASAP.
Generally vets take a blood and urine panel and analyze it to rule out metabolic canine disorders that may be the cause of the seizures such as kidney problems or diabetes for example. When dogs seizure at intervals of less than 30 days, vets usually begin them on an anti-epileptic medication like phenobarbital.
Review your dogs diet. Blue Buffalo dog food and many pet foods others have been recalled for various reasons. The blue dog food could have caused this if your dog is on this type of pet food. In most cases, all lab tests come back normal and no underlying problem is detected, then for example phenobarbital is started.
We have found that trace vitamin-mineral deficiencies in a dogs diet can also be the culprit and have alleviated seizures and epilepsy for many dogs with the addition of a balanced, natural, patented dog vitamin supplement along with an organic or home made diet.
Should you want to follow up on this with me, that would be fine.
Dr Carol Osborne, DVM
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