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Ok, I don't think I can ever have kids. I worry too much about Deuce, I can't imagine how I would be with a child. We had a big scare this weekend. We decided to go to Petsmart for some food and stuff. We walked inside and Deuce was pulling b/c he does that and loves to go to his training classes there. He gets really excited. I took him from my husband to make him behave and was walking. We were about half way to the back of the store and he started weeving and then his butt fell to the floor. Then his whole body fell onto his side and he started foaming at the mouth. I was so scared. I picked him up, mind you he weighs 50 lbs. (adrenalin I guess) and ran to the Banfield vet there. As soon as we got there he was a little better, but still not himself. He was just laying in my arms licking me. He is not ever like that, he is usually bouncing off the walls. After about 5 minutes the vet came in and I set him on the table, and he perked up and was back to his usual self. They said it was most likely a seizure but they didn't know why. They said it could be from a heart murmur, which they couldn't hear b/c he was so excited. Also they said it could have been from him pulling on the leash. But, it happened once when he was about 10 wks and he wasn't on a leash. He was throwing up and fell over. I ran and held him up so he wouldn't choke on his vomit. A few minutes later he was fine. They said his pupils were pretty dialated, and for us just to keep an eye on him. They said if it happened again they would do blood work and x-rays or an ultrasound. I might have them do it anyway. I am worried it may happen when I am not home and I won't know. I am so worried about him. I don't know what to do. Sorry so long. Had to get it all out.
 

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:shock: :shock: Poor Deuce...and poor you!I know that mustve been terrifying! I would probably do the testing so you can get to the bottom of it. A friend's Great Pyranese (sp?) had a seizure disorder that wa easily controlled with meds. He hasn't had a seizure since he started the meds 18 months ago.

Good luck and let us know how he's doing,,,and post some new pics of Deuce!!
 

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I agree...I would definately check into just to make sure. My sister had a boxer that had seizures all the time. He would be playing in the yard and just fall over and do the same thing you described. He had to take special medicine every day.
 

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I agree with the others - go ahead and get the tests done. That way you know what you're dealing with and what course of action you need to take. Poor Deuce. :sad5:
 

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Thanks guys. Which test would you guys suggest first, blood work? They said it will be about $100, but whatever it takes. Anybody with experience with this have any advice what to try first?
 

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Try using a harness instead of a collar until he gets to class..pinch collars are good but I would recommend proper training (w/the pinch collar) before you tackle one of those things..

Then again it could be a medical condition of some sort..

Good Luck..

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My husband thinks it was from him pulling, but I don't. When it happened when he was little it was identical and he didn't have a leash on, in fact I don't even think he had a collar on. He was just walking around the living room. That is why I don't think that is what happened, but I wish it was, that would ease my mind.
 

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deuce's mommy said:
Thanks guys. Which test would you guys suggest first, blood work? They said it will be about $100, but whatever it takes. Anybody with experience with this have any advice what to try first?
I've emailed my sister to see what they did when Clyde, their boxer, was having them. I know it had something to do with his heart. I will let you know when I find out more info.
 

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i'm so sorry to hear about this, what a freaking scare!

first off, expect the medical bills to be high... if it makes you feel better, go ahead and do it. it's probably best to have the x-rays done first. then the bloodwork. or both at the same time. baylee's recent bill was $435....ouch!!! still thinking about pet insurance with every visit i take.

phenabarbatrol (sp?) is what the vet gave my friend for her dalmation who ended up getting seizures. after the pills she was okay.

hope this helps and i hope you and deuce are feeling good today!
 

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Wow how scary for you guys! I hope Deuce is okay. And I agree with everyone else to go ahead with the testings. Give him a hug for me.
 

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to me it sounds more like he choked himself out on the collar at pet smart. when he was throwing up (they tend not to breath till they are done) he probably did pretty much the same thing, lack of air. hopefully that is all it is [-o<
 

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Poor Deuce! I know just how scary siezures can be, I had an AB pup that had a siezure. We never figured out why he had one and he never had another, some dogs just have one or two their whole lives with no explanation. If you haven't already, have your regular vet run bloodwork to make sure there isn't something obvious. Keep us updated!
 

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YOU POOR DARLING!

You poor thing. I know exactly how you feel when you say you don't think you can manage with kids!
I was a WRECK on saturday when Patch had diarrhoea all day THEN in the evening he was vomiting to the point where there was nothing left in his tummy so he was vomitting bile!
I cried all night, nursing him in my arms.
I rang the 24hour vet and he said it could've been a stomach virus OR anxiety because we had travelled 6 hours the night before to spend the weekend with my in-laws and their doggy.
It is a horrible feeling seeing your doggy in pain.. especially because they can't talk to you and tell you what's wrong.

I think because it has happened before, the vet should run those tests on him to put, if anything, your mind at ease.

My sympathies... and I hope Deuce gets better, the poor little darling!

xo
 

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That is aweful!!!!!!!!! I have a friend who has a dog that had seizures but he out grew it....Hopefully that is the case with your baby [-o<
 
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