Bulldogs and seizures

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Rub my butt!
Barked: Fri Sep 7, '07 2:22pm PST 
Hi everyone, this is a serious question. I wanted to know if anyone knew of any bullies that have seizures. Last night and this morning I had several scary moments where I lost movement in my back legs and lost control of my bowels. My parents took me to my vet first thing this morning and the vet took my blood work. My bloodwork came back normal, but he said that it sounded like I had a seizure. He said a really long name that I can't remember now, but he did say seizure which really scared my parents. He prescribed Phenobarbital if I have another one but said that if I take it that I have to continue taking it for the rest of my life. So he said that we could decide if and when we wanted to use it. So for now I am doing okay and have been sleeping most of the day. But any help that any of you can offer would be much appreciated.
Rogue (over- the rainbow- bridge

I am a princess- and don't you- forget it
Barked: Fri Sep 7, '07 3:53pm PST 
No advice here just wanted to send you and your pawrents big hugs and get better wisjes hope it was just a one off , hughughughug
Chanel No. 5

I am one- designer dog!
Barked: Sat Sep 8, '07 7:04am PST 
I LOVE YOU! They were unsure whether or not I was having seizures with my head bobbing thing before, but they decided it wasn't seizures.

But it isn't unheard of for dogs to get seizures....and what breed of dog gets almost every ailment possible. DING DING DING....you guessed right, the bulldog. You win another rosette! snoopy

Anyways, we love you and are here if you need anything! hughughug


Hang on, lemme- just put my bum- on you.
Barked: Mon Sep 10, '07 6:50am PST 
Do you jump around a lot, Dudley?

Matilda lost the use of her legs one weekday, but we weren't home when it happened. She "holds it" for hours, so there wasn't any bathroom issues, but she would NOT get up on her hind legs without us hoisting her with a towel. When she did and we took her outside before visiting the emergency room, she did her business right away...she obviously had been sitting in pain for some time.

The ER vet said we should watch for recurrence, as it would mean "thoracolumbar intervertebral disk disease". She was given a course of Deramaxx, Methocarbamol, and Tramadol, and (other than the allergy to tramadol) came thru it okay.

Matilda gets in trouble for jumping up (onto her ottoman - and she has steps to get on it to boot!!!) and jetting up and down the stairs more than anything else.

Just a thought - maybe an xray would help?
Lily, CGC,- Ringo, CGC &- Ebi

We are so cute!- Wanna snuggle?
Barked: Tue Sep 11, '07 5:13am PST 
Our good friend Miles has had seizures, check his page out http://www.dogster.com/dogs/121781. His mommy is super cool and I am sure she would be happy to share any information with you.
Hope you are feeling better!
Bully hugs,
Lily & Ringo
Brodie Bear

The Furry- Bull-Dozer
Barked: Wed Sep 12, '07 3:46pm PST 

RIP 1996 - 2008 We Miss You- Old Man
Barked: Wed Sep 12, '07 5:47pm PST 
Dudley How did you make out ??
Rommel thinking

Barked: Wed Nov 28, '07 10:47am PST 
I know this is pretty late, but I couldn't help, but respond. I have an english bulldog but our english/american mix canine epilespy. She has major seziures, Grandmal seziures atleast 4 in a row the highest amnount being 7. She looses all control of everything and shakes uncontrollably and foams at the mouth. We have her on the medicine that the vet gave you plus another medication which slips my mind at the moment. The medications it self causes her to sleep all day, be grouchy, and loose function of her legs. Where she could jump on the couch and walk up the stairs she has so much trouble now. We are weening her off the second medication right now and she's still doing great. There are so many reasons that can cause the seizures such as thyroid, being overweight, genes, etc. Hopefully you're are doing good! snoopy

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Barked: Tue Dec 4, '07 4:12pm PST 
Hi Dudley, I hope you are doing better now. I have to tell you that I am a english bulldog/bullmastiff mix and a few years back I had an episode that was very strange. My head would tremor and I would have trouble seeing things and I was very anxious. I wasn't having grandmal seizures but it was something like a seizure. After a few trips to the emergency room and many many trips to the vet, and feeding me phenobarbital, I was still having these episodes. My vet finally referred me to a specialist in LA and found that I had something called..Idiopathic Head Tremors. I was so happy that she told my Momma to wein me off the drugs and I am happy to say that I have not had the head tremor again. You have be careful about things outside like snail bait, and certain grass fertilizers. Those types of things can make our systems freak out. Anyway, I hope the very best for you.


Barked: Mon May 19, '08 5:31am PST 
I have an English Bulldog who just was recently diagnosed w/ Epilepsy. He's been on Phenobarbital for about a month and so far it doesn't seem to be working. They've adjusted his dosage once already. From research online, it seems like he has the cluster seizures, which happen back to back and seem to last about a min each. It's usually on average about once a month this happens, but you never know when it will happen. It's emotionally draining to go through them every time. I sure hope the meds start working soon to prevent them. Any advice on flying a dog w/ Epilepsy? I like in Okinawa and will be returning to the states in a year.
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