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MelC
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mini fits

Post by MelC » 01 Dec 2023, 06:22

Hi my dog has had EPI for a few years and is generally doing ok. However this year we have noticed that she is sometimes less keen to go on walk and starts to shiver. on two occasions she has had mini sort of fits, but recovers soon after and when we have taken her to to vet afterwards she has been fine. Does anyone else have any similar experience to this. She is a spaniel and only 7 so generally loves to be out and about. Thanks

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jilbert57
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Re: mini fits

Post by jilbert57 » 01 Dec 2023, 09:17

Hi Mel, nice to hear Meg is doing well overall. Some reasons for shivering might be stress, anxiety, or pain.
Is Meg having solid poops? What do you mean generally doing well? What are areas she is not?
I was thinking maybe arthritis?
What meds is she currently on?
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Jill
My name is Jill and we live on the Hood Canal in Washington State. We currently have 2 Jack russells, TJ is 8 and Sadie is 2.

Mickey and his pancreatitis brought me to Epi4dogs.com site in 2012 to help manage it.
He lived from 6/99 - 8/2014

Mickey, Jack Russell. Chronic Pancreatitis. Dianes enzymes, 1/8t 3x/day with meals.

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Olesia711
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Re: mini fits

Post by Olesia711 » 02 Dec 2023, 12:45

Hi Mel,

What you are describing does not immediately come to mind as EPI related..... HOWEVER...... that being said, i too agree with Jill, can you more thoroughly describe these "fits" ????

1. The first thing i would do is to take a video (with your phone) of when your pup acts like this and show it to the vet..... sometimes when we just describe things to a vet, what we say and what they hear are two different things....... a video of the issue might better help define what is going on.

2. The second thing i would do, is again take a video every time it happens, as it might not be medical but rather environmental/emotional..... something might be scaring her or something in the environment that we think nothing of, might be setting her off..........
Olesia, was owned by Izzy, a 35lb Spanish Water Dog (SWD), Diagnosed at 1.5 years old - TLI results 1.. Izzy passed away on February 13, 2020 at 15 years old. She lived with EPI for 13+1/2 years. It was because of Izzy that Epi4Dogs was started... she was the inspiration. May her legacy of helping others with EPI continue for as long as needed.........

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Montgomery
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Re: mini fits

Post by Montgomery » 09 Dec 2023, 19:45

Falpie has seizures and recovers quickly, eats like a horse and is perfectly normal. He does not have EPI. His seizures began with twitching of nose and whiskers and escalated to convulsions. He is well-medicated but has the odd break-out. The veterinarian said that each time he has a fit it carves a new pathway through his brain. Damage. If this is the sort of thing she is having don't ignore it.
Montgomery, who does have EPI, has bouts of "reverse sneezing." Wheezing, gasping, sneezing, drooling. Water down the hatch until he stops. It is rare now that he is on a proper diet.
I don't know if any of this helps you.
Montgomery was born 20 March 2012. He eats extra lean ground chicken, lean ground pork and lean ground beef completed with Alnutrin and freeze-dried chicken liver, with hard-cooked egg. He gets two size zero capsules of Enzyme Diane's enzymes at each of his six meals, and a size four capsule of Tylan three times a day. He's a fierce little Spitfire with a roaring Merlin engine.

JolieKeva
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Re: mini fits

Post by JolieKeva » 10 Dec 2023, 23:16

The veterinarian explained that every time her experiences a fit, it creates a new route in my dog's brain, causing damage. If she is experiencing similar symptoms, note it. It should not be disregarded. suika game

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Montgomery
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Re: mini fits

Post by Montgomery » 12 Dec 2023, 05:31

If it is an epeleptic fit, it is perfectly treatable, and they can live perfectly normal lives.
Montgomery was born 20 March 2012. He eats extra lean ground chicken, lean ground pork and lean ground beef completed with Alnutrin and freeze-dried chicken liver, with hard-cooked egg. He gets two size zero capsules of Enzyme Diane's enzymes at each of his six meals, and a size four capsule of Tylan three times a day. He's a fierce little Spitfire with a roaring Merlin engine.

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