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Can anyone who owns owns English Bulldogs tell me if seizures are common in them? I have one that developed seizures at the age of 3 yr. old. She is on Phenobarbital and it was doing fine for 6 months now, and 2 months ago she had one again and then yesterday she had another one. Is it hereditary?? She's spayed but just want to know. Will her doses keep going up in the meds. She's not very active at all and just keeps gaining weight. She is on a low fat diet also.
 

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No mine definately has seizures. Stiffens up, moves her feet, looses control of her bladder and bowels. I had read somewhere that some EB do have head tremors. She always has them when she's sleeping. It wakes me up because she falls off the bed. Then the other dogs must know something is going on because they start to bark and won't stop until she has stopped. It is strange how they can sence something like that.
 

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I'm glAD TO KNOW THAT THE pb IS A LOW DOSE. hE HAS DONE BLOOD WORK 3 TIMES, IN 1 YEAR. fIRST BEFORE MEDICENe then 1 time after 2 weeks, then 1 time in 6 months, she's due again in about 2 months. I call him everytime she has one, and he does record it and I record it, I put down how long it lasts, what her signs are afterwards. I did change vets the third time it happened. I called my regular vet and told the receptionist what happened and she said well come in and we will give you some PB for her. I asked aren't you going to do tests to make sure evrything is ok? Her response was, 'oh, no, if it's a seizure we will just put her on PB'. That really made me mad, so I went to my mom's vet, who at times does come out to my house if need be. That's when he did complete blood work on her to make sure everything else was ok. It took me about 7 months to back to the vet and talk to him about what the receptionist had told me, he said that should have been brought to MY attention immediately, no one even told him I had called. Well she no longer is there. The vet I use now said to keep up with any seizures for a couple months before he increase her meds. It could be stress that brought it on. We had just recently added a few new dogs to our pack, and I took one a female who just had pups because the man who owned her could do it, he lost 7 the first night. So I am to keep record of when she has them and let him know, I also have his home phone number, just in case I need it. Afterwards, she does walk into the doors or walls and just stares at it. I didn't know that was petit-mals. It bothers me though that the people that bred her want nothing to here about it.
 

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Now that would P--- me off also. Let the pound get the pup just to get another dog. NO WAY! Why didn't she return it to you or even try to find another home for it? That's crazy. No, I love my dog to death, she is under foot all the time and sleeps with me. In fact she knows when it's time to take a nap, I usually take a nap around 1 or 2. Well the other day she jumped on the bed, had all the covers messed up barking at me at 1:30, I said ok lets go take a nap and she layed on her pillow and wa s asleep almost before I got in the bed. She is sooo human at times. I also let the people know whom I sold puppies to that she does have seizures so just in case one happens to have them they are aware of it before hand.
 
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