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seizures?from long term lyme

i lost one of my beloved companions on 4-11-10 due to seizures causing irreversable brain damage and painfullyhad to have him euthanized. He was a rescued dog tied to a barn for 8 yrs of his life and spent the last six yrs. with us . A real treasure of a dog, i have always provided my dogs with bi-yearly vet checks alll vaccines up to date + advantix 8 months of the yr.,with the dead of winter in PA being the only time without topical meds.3 wks after his passing 2 of my dogs were dx"d with lyme disease. I was wondering could the lyme have possibly caused the severe sudden seizures leading to his euthanization?
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975364 tn?1283482643
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
It's really unlikely - it sounds like he had wonderful veterinary and pet owner care! Lyme disease typically results in chronic lameness and rarely, chronic kidney changes (mostly Labradors and Golden retrievers), and rarely causes meningitis. If it is meningitis, it's not chronic seizures - it's acute disease. it doesn't sound like it's from Lyme, honestly. I'm glad you were able to rescue him from what sounds like a terrible situation... and being that he lived to 14 (which is very geriatric for a shepherd-sized dog), it sounds like you were taking great care of him! Deepest sympathies.
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thank you so much for your answer and kind words. they were very comforting as i feel that i was not negleting any symptons.i am blessed to have a very wonderful vet. seamus is always in my heart and gave back 100x evry bit of love he recieved.thanks again dr.lee
975364 tn?1283482643
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
My cat is named Seamus! :( I'm sure he was a wonderful dog...

Take care and my heart goes out to you again.

Sincerely,

Dr. Lee

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