|Barked: Thu Jul 11, '13 7:03pm PST |
|It depends.. Honestly, a seizure for one dog may not be the same as it is for another. I've seen some epileptic dogs race around the house as if trying to escape something during a seizure. I've seen others appear fully conscious and bite at invisible flies. I've also seen dogs who collapse and lose consciousness and motor control.
Charlie often knows when a seizure is coming on, and will try to immediately get to me and my lap. Often during this time, he's already ataxic and barely able to walk, but he still tries to get to me, which is when he finally lets himself collapse. He then may or may not lose consciousness dependent on the severity of his seizure, but his eyes are almost always open and wide, while his body shakes and he is unable to gain control or respond to anything. He, however, no matter how long his seizures lasts, almost ALWAYS recovers quickly(I say almost always because there is absolutely the potential for it to take longer, and there have been times it's taken him several minutes to pull himself back to normal) but as soon as he's back to normal, he's taking treats right away and bouncing around again. The seizures ALWAYS scare him because of a loss of control.
Regardless of whether or not this was an actual seizure, it sounds highly like it was seizure activity, and definitely neurological. I would want further tests done to try to find a cause, and I would start keep a journal. If it's happened twice now, journaling what's going on and what happened that day may help to find a pattern or a trigger, which can in turn help you and a Vet determine better whether or not your dog is epileptic or has an underlying problem. I would also try to capture it on video as others have suggested.
I'm sorry you and your puppy are going through this.
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