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Hello all - religavelt new to the forum so looking to see if anyone has experience in the following.

We have an 8 year old boxer female (just turned) - really healthy apart from hip and elbow dysplasia but well a managed and wouldn’t tell she’s got anything wrong. Typical bouncy boxer.

Monday evening whilst out for a walk she was barking at people walking in the street and a neighbours dog then all of a sudden she collapsed (with her eyes open), defecated and urinated. In total was out for about 30 seconds (felt much longer) but was up and wagging her tail again. We rushed her to the out of hours vet and they done a basic ultrasound of heart and abdomen, full bloods and ECG - ultrasound and bloods were normal and ECG showed a bit of an arrhythmia so we asked to be referred to a specialist centre and she was seen by the cardiologist yesterday. However, on the way up in the car she has another episode (she hates the car since she was a pup and stresses her out - again she come around quickly).

the specialists done full blood set again yesterday, echocardiograph, ECG and she had a full body CT. echo was normal and showed a strong healthy heart, no fluid in abdomen or around heart. They decided to do a CT scan as apparently spleen disease or stomach disease can cause syncopes - thankfully all was normal.

She is home now and on a holter monitor for 48 hours - the vet mentioned that she may need sotalol for the arrhythmia but it was good that we acted immediately and had a referral ASAP rather than sitting on it, he also said it was good news that there was no structural abnormality on echo such as enlarged heart, heart failure etc.

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You were smart to go ahead and have all those tests done, I lost two dogs to DCM and arrhythmias occurred with both of them and they also urinated on themselves and then got up and was fine afterwards. They were usually brought on by excitement or exercise so I had to make sure their lives were quiet until the end. I am glad your dog didn't show any heart abnormalities maybe this is just a case of arrhythmias which can be treated with meds. Sounds like you have done all the testing you need to do for now I hope all this turns out well for you. It is very hard watching your dog go thru that and scary too! I hope they will find the right meds for her and follow her closely you did the right thing!!!
 
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