Seizure Questions

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    Hi all. My pekingese just had a seizure. It’s the third one in about two months. He’s had them a few times over the years. He’s 10 years old. Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks.
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  3. Malka

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    Hello Sheri - I am sorry to read that your Pekinese has had seizures. What does your vet say and when did the seizures first start, were they soon after the dental treatment he had and/or his skin problems, or were they before, and has he at any time suffered from any trauma to his head [apart from the trauma of the tooth extractions]?

    You say he has had three seizures in the last two months, are they increasing in frequency now or are they fairly regular, also exactly how do the seizures manifest themselves and how long do they last?

    I would suggest that you keep an online diary, noting dates/times/duration of seizures and whether anything different has happened such as changes in food, any cleaning products in the home, new plants in the yard or where you take him for walks etc. See if there is any pattern that might trigger a sz.

    If your vet has suggested taking him to a neurologist - and if either a neuro or your vet suggests anti-epileptic medication, please be aware that it will be for life.

    I do hope he will be OK.
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    Thank you for your reply and sorry for the late response.

    He has always had the occasional seizure but maybe once or twice a year. Now they occur daily or every other day. He has been put on anti seizure medication and it doesn’t seem to be working. The next test is an ultrasound on his heart as they are suspecting pulmonary hypertension. He has been diagnosed with a heart murmur so this is where their suspicions originate. I will update after the test.

    We recently moved to a new home four months ago. No change in food or exercise. All seizures happen at night when we are going to bed and he has to get up and come to the bedroom with us. Doc says when he’s sleeping he has a very low heart rate so when he wakes and exerts himself quickly, he seizes.
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    Most of Pereg's seizures happened during the night when she was asleep, the ones she had during the day were when she was dozing. But unlike your Mookie her seizures started when she was just over two years old and they were major GMs. She had idiopathic epilepsy of unknown origin.

    If Mookie's seizures are caused by pulmonary hypertension and he is treated for that, hopefully his sz's will lessen in frequency.

    Please keep us informed Sheri.

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