10:31 am - 01/30/2013

ONTD Roundup

no_urges 30th-Jan-2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
i wish for once, my family could just have a nice, simple, calm year. i know that's not how life works, but fuck, shit is getting old.

our 1.5-year-old dog had what may have been a seizure on monday, and the vet says it could be the onset of epilepsy because cocker spaniels are genetically prone. christ.

it was so scary to watch, but the vet was really helpful and said that it's worse to see than it is for the dog to experience. but it just fucking sucks.
mydogfred 30th-Jan-2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
:( poor puppy
isthisdesire 30th-Jan-2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
My dog has seizures and at first they thought it could be epilepsy but it wasn't. When it comes to seizures, vets basically know almost nothing about it. It's really disheartening b/c you just want your dog to be healthy.

Has you dog had any changes in his food lately?
no_urges 30th-Jan-2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
nope, he's had the same chow for months and months. there's nothing much we can do unless it happens again and with more frequency, and then they could put him on some anti-seizure meds.

idk, it was just terrifying to see it happen cause we had no idea what was going on. lucky, the vet said it sounded like only a partial seizure, not a grand mal.
isthisdesire 30th-Jan-2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
The first time my dog got a seizure I was sobbing like a baby tbh. The best thing to do is to be there and make a familiar noise so that they know you are there with them.

Do you give him any table food or treats? My dog used to get hot dogs as a treat every now and then. We noticed that if we gave him one, he'd have an attack with 48 hours. It's the nitrates or something in them.
no_urges 30th-Jan-2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
yeah, i just held him sort of in my lap when the worst of it was going on, and then picked him up in my arms as he sort of calmed down. thankfully, by the time we got in the car and on the way to the vet, he was better.

oh, i didn't even think about people food when i was replying. i don't give it to him, but my mom sometimes does. it's usually popcorn or a dropped cheeto or piece of chip, though, and she's been doing that since he was a puppy. i don't think he's had anything other than those kinds of things.
isthisdesire 30th-Jan-2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
It sounds like he's pretty safe foodwise. I hope the vet can help you guys out.
argyle_strikes 30th-Jan-2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
could you ask them to check for diabetes/hypoglycemia? my dog used to have seizures and the vet legit told me it was epilepsy and gave me medication for it. he kept having seizures after the meds and my dog just had low blood sugar.

idk specifically about spaniels but it's a pretty common problem in small dogs. i know a coworker and a family member who both had dogs with unexplained seizures who later found out it was diabetes.

sending good thoughts to your puppy, i hope s/he feels better :(
no_urges 30th-Jan-2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
they ran his bloodwork (which i believe included blood sugar levels), and it was all normal. :\ i almost wish there had been something there that would've explained it and that could've gotten fixed with medication.

it's so bad when shit happens to your dog. they can't talk to you and tell you how they feel, like a person could. thanks for your thoughts :)
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