Hi there. My poor girl, Daisy, had her second ever seizure tonight. I’ll do my best to explain but please be kind- I’m quite upset. She’s my soul mate. She’s literally saved my life more than once.
She 9 and has been an otherwise very healthy and active pug. She’s not a fatty, her teeth aren’t great but we always take care of those every year to year and a half.
But the seizures. The first one was at the end of May this year. At first it started with the classic pug noise when they aren’t breathing right. She then went stiff with vacant eyes. What scared me the most is her gums were so pale. I admit I tossed caution aside and preached into her mouth just in case. She also had some leg paddling and he neck did arch back. Total this lasted 30-45 seconds. She didn’t lost bladder or bowel control. She was confused for a short time after but bounced back quickly.
The vet said we can watch her and if she has another one go from there. He lipase was elevated when we did labs the morning after and I had an abdominal ultrasound done just in case. He lipase isn’t normally elevated.
No true seizures for awhile since the first. Sometimes she’d just act NQR but nothing I felt a very could pinpoint.
This evening she had another seizure. Same breathing noise and vacant eyes. She did lose control of her bowels and bladder this time. Thankfully the seizure was short, 10-15 seconds tops.
She got a bath to clean her up and her behavior was back to normal. I put her in the crate to clean the bed and she voiced her normal protests.
So all this to say, can anyone with an older dog share experiences with late onset seizures? I’m glad we have gone 6 months in between incidents but I realize this can always change. Meds pros/cons? With MRIs costing so much in NoVA has anyone done them? Any advice or ideas are welcome! Daisy is my little soul mate and my service dog. She doesn’t work much anymore but when I was so sick she was a life saver. I would be anything I could for her to keep her happy and healthy.
As of now she’s with me 24/7 unless I need to go to the barn or the hospital. I feel pretty sure that I haven’t missed any other seizure activity.