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Collie having fits

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Paulak, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Paulak

    Paulak New Member Registered

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    i have a ten month old rough collie and just recently he's started having episodes that look like they could be fits. His front legs go stiff his eyes are staring and kicking back legs. He seems fine after bust a bit wobbly and confused. Is this something to worry about.
     
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    Yes of course it is - take him to a vet asap.
     
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    Definitely take him to the vet immediately having fits always needs to be investigated .
     
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    Please please get him to a vet asap...

    This could be very serious.
     
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    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

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    OK
    See a vet as soon as possible.
    Record these 'episodes' and show the vet.
    Right down the times and dates for when the 'episodes' happen.
     
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    Get him diagnosed first. It's not then end of the world if it's petit mal- our little rescue has it and it can be managed. He's 10 now!
     
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    Seizures can also be the result of HEAT STRESS or HEAT STROKE - how hot was it today, where U are?

    Dogs take far-longer to cool down, once they overheat, compared to humans, & any seizure causes the body's cooling system to be interrupted, spiking their core-temp even higher. :( Overheating followed by a seizure can be fatal - the spiral of too hot, seize, even hotter, seize faster, is disastrous.

    Seizures can be caused by many things, & are often able to be controlled by Rx meds. // U posted almost 5-hrs ago, & if he hasn't been seen by a vet already, he may have organ damage or brain damage [from either the seizure, the heat, or both together].

    Any core-temp over 103' F means an urgent vet-trip, day or night. Anything 103.2 or higher can cause seizures, & the dog deteriorates quickly.

    Hope he's OK & the vet can find an effective Rx,
    - terry

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