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    Default Re: 10 Mo. Old Bullie Pup LICKING THE AIR AND PACING NON-STOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokismom View Post
    The videos kind of make me feel like he is trying to "hide" unfortunately when Loki was having his seizures he was also trying to "hide" the vet said that it is because he doesn't want me to know that something is wrong. I would ask the vet to run a full CBC panel to make sure that the levels are as they should be. I would also recommend giving him some honey on the inside of his lips, the vet also recommended that if the activity didn't stop to give him some ice cream to snap him out it.
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Tail pocket it okay. We do have some doggy ice cream we can certainly try! The Vet Hospital did run the CBC and all came back normal, which was of course a relief but not any indication of the problem. I will certainly keep in touch. ~Kate

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    Quote Originally Posted by alyssahope View Post
    As some have said above, it could be something as simple as a tail pocket that's uncomfortable or fleas. Maggie was doing that a lot a while back and I feared the worst, found out her tail pocket was a bit infected AND she had fleas. I eliminated both things and she doesn't do that anymore. I hope that it isn't neurological, although if it is, it's not the end of the world! My old dog had epilepsy, he lived for a long time!

    Thank you very much. We did check for fleas and tail pocket but it can't hurt to ask again on Friday while he is having his procedure. We will do that. I hope it isn't neurological too! But if it is, then we will manage it the best we can. I am happy to hear your dog with epilepsy lived a long life. We want the best for Roscoe and are working really hard to get to the bottom of this. Will keep all posted. Thank you ~Kate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer Clark View Post
    Awe he definitely seems uncomfortable...I am of no help here all I can do is offer my prayers and hugs...

    Thanks so much. The support is absolutely appreciated. I am so happy I found this forum.. Take care. ~Kate

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    Poor baby hope yall get it figured out!
    Thank you!! Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I have no experience w/this, but just wanted to offer up support & prayers. I hope that you will get an answer soon, please keep us posted!!!
    Thank you thank you! I will definitely keep everyone posted. I always hope to read the outcome (and a positive one!) when I read these threads and often times there is no resolution. I will let you all know. Thanks! ~Kate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokismom View Post
    I am glad to hear that they are looking into every possible option for you, Sean and Roscoe. Even though he has not seen a bulldog with this issue is does sound like they are going to explore each idea that is brought to them. When Loki started having seizures the vet said that we could get an MRI done in the future but the odds of find exactly what was causing it would be really hard to determine. Loki, Sean and I will continue to think about all 3 of you. This adventure can be a very stressful one, thankfully EBN is here with not only wisdom and recommendation but support as well. Please keep us posted on the progress with Roscoe.
    Thank you so much! I do feel good about the level of exploration we are covering, and I do feel confident in this Dr.
    I appreciate your thoughts very much. It has definitely been stressful, and I know it will continue to be. But Roscoe really has become part of the family. We have had him from 10 weeks and he has always been the most loving and happy guy. I appreciate your comment on the support of EBN. That is something I think Sean and I really need right now. It has been consuming our day to day lives for several weeks. As I am sure you know, it is very exhausting. Sean works from home so he is with him all day and this it is very difficult for him to focus with this going on. When I get home from work it also consumes most of my night until bed time. Trust me, I am not here to complain whatsoever. We are happy to do everything we possibly can because we love him so much. But to feel so helpless is very difficult.

    I feel like we are making some progess though, and I am so thankful for the support here in conjunction with that. Keep in touch, and I will keep everyone posted. Thank you again. ~Kate
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    Default Re: 10 Mo. Old Bullie Pup LICKING THE AIR AND PACING NON-STOP

    After seeing the video, I wanted to let you know about another thing that Vegas does. When he has this seizure-like neurological issue, he tends to put his face into a corner when he's licking. When this type of licking began, Vegas automatically came to us for help. In my video that I posted, I started to film him after he had come to me and buried his face into my side. You can also see that he is trying to hold his mouth shut in order to stop these licking fits. I'm hoping that the specialist you're going to be seeing is a neurologist, because I honestly believe that this is going to end up being some sort of neurological disorder.

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    I have no experience, but those that do are here and helping... so I just wanted to wish you well and let you know I have you and Roscoe in my thoughts.
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    Default Re: 10 Mo. Old Bullie Pup LICKING THE AIR AND PACING NON-STOP

    Hi Everyone!

    I promised to give an update. I apologize for the delay. Unfortunately I do not have a solution to report YET. To quickly sum up our experience over the last few months - it has consisted of 4 different vets, blood tests, allergy tests, yeast tests, and phenobarbital which hasn't caused any noticeable change. Roscoe is a year and a half now, and the licking and pacing is still considerable and every vet we have seen seems to be torn on whether this is behavioral or neurolgical. When they say "behavioral" it is not like we think... not a personality quirk or a voluntary action. It still indicates something is awry internally and chemically but is different than neurological misfirings.

    That said, we had an excellent appointment today with Tufts Veterinary Hospital in MA. We finally feel that we are with a Dr. who has seen this before and who has a "plan." They are testing his liver (again) and looking for a possible shunt (as he is smaller than his siblings). If anything turns up, there could be a physiological aspect to this that hasn't been caught yet. If nothing, the doc wants to try Prozac for 4-6 weeks to treat this as a behavioral condition. If it is "behavioral", the Prozac should have an impact within 2-3 weeks or so.

    I write this in hopes that someone else with the same issue may gain value or a leg up in their own journey. I will keep you posted and wish you all well.

    Kate

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    I don't have anything to add except to say I truly doubt this is behavioural!

    Yet I wanted to say what a lucky Bully you have, to be so well taken care of.
    I can only imagine having spent so much $$$$ on my dogs thru the years what the expense of all this is costing you.
    Yet it seems he is getting the best care money can provide.

    Here's wishing your Bully a long happy life with you.
    Thanks for trying so hard

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    Thank you allaboutbulldogs... We researched the breed for a couple of years before we got Roscoe and definitely we knew the risks of health complications. Though this is a surprising one (and so soon), he is a part of our family now and we see no other option than to do right by him. Despite our financial investment, the time and the stress of not knowing what this is - he has brought more joy to our lives in just a year than I could have ever imagined. We are the lucky ones

    Quote Originally Posted by allaboutbulldogs View Post
    I don't have anything to add except to say I truly doubt this is behavioural!

    Yet I wanted to say what a lucky Bully you have, to be so well taken care of.
    I can only imagine having spent so much $$$$ on my dogs thru the years what the expense of all this is costing you.
    Yet it seems he is getting the best care money can provide.

    Here's wishing your Bully a long happy life with you.
    Thanks for trying so hard

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