I'm so sorry to see this... I had a diabetic cat that would go into seizure's at times if his insulin was off. It is the scariest thing to watch, you feel absolutely helpless. Hopefully this was a one time episode... Hugs to you guys ; )
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It wasn't the second one for sure! That made me tear up poor baby. It started like a head tremor but he did go to the ground and almost looked like he was trying to run in a way he didn't foam or drool anymore then normal I don't think. I did get some honey today and put it in my purse and our vehicles I am hoping it had something to do with his food since I was 30 mins late which never happens.
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How scary for you and Loki. My mother has had epilepsy her whole life and each time she has a seizure its still nerve racking to us.
I hope it was a one time thing for Loki. My Lab had a bad reaction to some medication he was taking and had head tremors scared the living day lights out of me and my husband. Luckily we video taped it and showed it to the emergency vet who told us to give him honey or corn syrup.
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Seizures are a furmoms worst nightmare. My first dog weighed 3.5 pounds and was a complete angel. A black Pomeranian who NEVER BARKED. Never got too excited. Cuddle monster. But he had seizures very often. They started as petit mal. We thought he was just off in his own world but he was actually having small seizures. They did get a bit worse but mostly just laying down shaking a little with some foam in his mouth. I hope your little Loki didn't have a seizure but if he did its important to make sure if it happens again or worsens that you stimulate the brain as little as possible. Low lighting. Little to no noise. As little touch as possible although if they're violent you will need to make sure he doesn't hurt himself. Keeping it calm will help his brain come out of it and not get excited. It doesn't have to be a devastating thing but it is no doubt a scary thing. Good luck!
Wow great advice above from everyone, I do hope it was a tremor. Either way, its scary. I'm sure @Libra926 who owns Vegas will want to see this post too.
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This is actually my video! This video is typical of a grand mal seizure for us. Vegas has never lost control of his bladder but he sometimes loses control of his bowels. Video like this one will help Loki's Dr diagnose him. Usually by listening to how people are describing the actions....I can tell (by comparing them to those of Vegas's) if it is indeed, without a doubt....a grand mal seizure.
With yours....I'm not so sure. One important thing that is missing is the sign of mouth foam. But...since you weren't there to witness what actually happened, it could have been present, just unnoticed.
If he was having a hard time breathing...that could easily explain the locking of the shoulder and laying down. Almost as if he sorta passes out from lack of oxygen. My PITA Orion has done this. It happened to her when she was in the "pre-throwing up" stage. The stomach rolling and rolling and rolling and rolling. She ended up passing out from no oxygen, but before she hit the ground she was already out of it. That could be a possibility. It could be a petit mal type seizure. Basically....really spaced out, but again....it doesn't sound like anything I've experienced before with Vegas.
My concern is....if he was struggling for air, why? Was he given something at the office that he could have had an allergy too? Did he come into contact with any bees? Another possibility.....did you wake him up from a dream and he was very confused and afraid? Orion will sometimes wake up with such force, catapult to her feet and be on the defense. She will bark and act frantic for no reason. It literally takes a few minutes for us to calm her down. Could this be a possibility....on top of waking up, confused and also seeing your neighbors. So much happening at once....so many actions and reactions.
It's great that he can go to work with you. If possible...I'd take him with you the rest of the week. Make him sleep next to you so you can monitor any change in breathing and can assist if something happens. And get a point and shoot camera...keep it charged and on you/next to you at all times.
Keep us posted and if you have any other questions...tag me or pM me. Good luck. Kisses to Loki.
PS....I always hold Vegas during a seizure if possible. They tend to fall to their back during a grand mal and Vegas aspirated and almost died when he was a year old. Ever since then.....I hold him upright if possible.
Last edited by Libra926; 08-01-2013 at 02:02 AM.