My dog is having siezures...

United States
January 20, 2008 9:09pm CST
She is almost 4 years old, and a Lab-Springer Spaniel mix. She has never has any health problems in the past, and her brother (from the same litter) isn't having siezures himself. This just started 1 1/2 weeks ago, when she had two siezures in one day, 5 hours apart. My husband took her to the vet and she was prescribed phenobarbitol. We gave the medication for a few days, and my husband decided to stop giving her the medicine - he read is leads to liver problems with prolonged use. We switched the brand of dog food we use to an organic/all-natural type and have been closely monitoring when she tries to eat outside - which is nothing she hasn't already been eating for the past 3 1/2 years. She was doing fine until last night around 2 am and she woke us up in bed siezing. We gave her another pill and have kept an eye on her all day. My question is: When we take her in tomorrow to insist on blood work and/or testing, is there anything specific we should try to rule out? Is there anything else we can do at home to try to get the seizures under control?
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
21 Jan 08
I would honestly have them check for everything. I think it's the spaniel side, if i'm not mistaken, that has problems with that. I wouldn't let them go without doing every test possible to find out what you need or can do to help your dog. keep us posted and i'll be praying for you and your family and dog. God bless
• United States
22 Jan 08
I hadn't heard about Spaniels being prone to seizures - thank goodness she's only 1/2 spaniel... (wry lol) I'll mention it to the Vet on Wednesday, when I finally get her in for the lab work.
• United States
22 Jan 08
yeah i would mention it. i may be wrong about that, but i was thinking it was spaniels. just check with the vet and keep me posted on how things go. God bless