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Okay so my dog has had about 4 seizures over the course of the last 2 years. They tend to be mild seizures that do not last longer than 5 or 10 seconds however my vets lack of concern on this topic is alarming. My veterinarian does not seem to think this is an issue at all so i am now looking for a new veterinarian. My vet just had some blood work and concluded that my dogs blood work is normal. I have also had a genetic health panel performed on him and he is free of hereditary disorders like DM. Does anyone have experience with this sort of thing or have any suggestions, I have read that boxers are prone to epilepsy so i am starting there i guess.
 

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Our lab/shepherd mix had a few seizures which turned out to be hypothyroidism. He took synthyroid his entire life and was fine. We also had to switch Vets in order to find out what was happening. The original vet was no help at all. I hope you find out what's happening soon.
 

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Well no help for you, but I am glad I have no first hand experience with this! Now if you'd have said DM positive, ... "unfortunately," I could have been helpful! :(

But my first thought is that if this a "breeder," puppy?? Have you contacted them?? As they would want to know, maybe they have never seen it on there line or maybe they have???

And yeah "PIA," that it may be ... "especially these day's!" It does sound like a new vet "maybe," required!

I hope you find some answer's and your doggy is gonna be Ok! :)
 

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What do you mean by seizures is he falling to the floor unconscious or what exactly is he doing? Is there anything that happens before like hard exercise or not eating? There is reverse sneezing which many people think are seizures but they are not. Falling over on their sides and urinating on themselves is a different story. Sometimes those are caused by epilepsy sometimes those are actual cardiac problems so its important to know exactly what's going on.
 

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What do you mean by seizures is he falling to the floor unconscious or what exactly is he doing? Is there anything that happens before like hard exercise or not eating? There is reverse sneezing which many people think are seizures but they are not. Falling over on their sides and urinating on themselves is a different story. Sometimes those are caused by epilepsy sometimes those are actual cardiac problems so its important to know exactly what's going on.
It usually happens when nothing else is going on the other night he woke up at about 2 a.m and stood up. After standing he collapsed and began to convulse for about 5 to 10 seconds he also urinated on himself during this attack. The following day he was lethargic and low energy for the entire day.
 

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Yeah that sounds like a seizure to me! And most definitely not normal! Your your current vet ... maybe a great guy or girl? But ... Clearly they are out of there element with your dog! Pretty much no question you need a new Vet! . It is fair to ask a Vet if they are Boxer experienced, I did with my Struddell, when I got her fixed. Cuz I said no Ace on my Boxer and he said sure no problem!

Now today I know that 30% less of Ace can be used safely on Boxer's by Vet's that know. But I am pretty sure that I presented as a pet owner .... Not to interested in a reasonable counter?? Worked out fine!

But it does not like sound you have that kind of vet? At the minium, they should have given you a recommendation for? a specialist!''
As what you describe, is most definitely not normal, that much is clear.
 

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Yeah that's a seizure of some sorts but I would also have his heart checked maybe and x-ray to see if he has an enlarged heart when they have arrhythmias the same thing can happen and it looks like a seizure but it is not one and the dog can die when this happens so he really needs a good doctor to figure out which it is. Beware of multiple seizure of the other kind he can die from that as well especially if his temperature goes too high.
 

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Yeah that's a seizure of some sorts but I would also have his heart checked maybe and x-ray to see if he has an enlarged heart when they have arrhythmias the same thing can happen and it looks like a seizure but it is not one and the dog can die when this happens so he really needs a good doctor to figure out which it is. Beware of multiple seizure of the other kind he can die from that as well especially if his temperature goes too high.
This actually sound's like the type of advise I would "Expect," to hear from my "vet," if he was "over his head on an issue. Just saying. :)
 

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Okay so my dog has had about 4 seizures over the course of the last 2 years. They tend to be mild seizures that do not last longer than 5 or 10 seconds however my vets lack of concern on this topic is alarming. My veterinarian does not seem to think this is an issue at all so i am now looking for a new veterinarian. My vet just had some blood work and concluded that my dogs blood work is normal. I have also had a genetic health panel performed on him and he is free of hereditary disorders like DM. Does anyone have experience with this sort of thing or have any suggestions, I have read that boxers are prone to epilepsy so i am starting there i guess.
I would get his thyroid checked also his heart. I lost my boxer about month ago he was good health but on wed brought him in for an allergy shot he collapsed and defecated himself brought back with oxygen two days later once again but this one he passed. My vet is fantastic and I know we did everything we could to keep him but now I would have gotten this checked if I had known about it.
 

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I would get his thyroid checked also his heart. I lost my boxer about month ago he was good health but on wed brought him in for an allergy shot he collapsed and defecated himself brought back with oxygen two days later once again but this one he passed. My vet is fantastic and I know we did everything we could to keep him but now I would have gotten this checked if I had known about it.
Oh man so sorry to hear this! You have my deepest condoles. :(
 

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Is your dog on Nexgard or Bravecto, or Simparica?
Each of these drugs is known to cause seizures in dogs. Not every dog seizes with their use.
There’s a warning on the packet.
Having said that, both of my Boxers are on Nexgard Spectra, but we give EXACTLY the lowest per kg dose that is in the accompanying literature. We live in a paralysis tick area - damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
All of the conditions described above could also cause seizures.
All the best to you and your puppo .
 

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The reason I say get the heart checked is I have been there done that before! My young male when he was succumbing to DCM would collapse on standing like that if he was laying down sometimes the heart would go into arrhythmia and he would go down and urinate on himself I urge you to please find a good Vet that can look him over thoroughly. Do you feed grain free dog food?
 

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Is your dog on Nexgard or Bravecto, or Simparica?
Each of these drugs is known to cause seizures in dogs. Not every dog seizes with their use.
There’s a warning on the packet.
Having said that, both of my Boxers are on Nexgard Spectra, but we give EXACTLY the lowest per kg dose that is in the accompanying literature. We live in a paralysis tick area - damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
All of the conditions described above could also cause seizures.
All the best to you and your puppo .
no not on any meds
 

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no not on any meds
And what about the "Grain Free??" Taurine or lack of ability for dog's to "synthase," it from some "Grain Free," food's seems to be the issue there. But you can add "Sardine's," to there feed and take care of that.

Just a thought.
 

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And what about the "Grain Free??" Taurine or lack of ability for dog's to "synthase," it from some "Grain Free," food's seems to be the issue there. But you can add "Sardine's," to there feed and take care of that.

Just a thought.
i do not feed grain free.
 

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Our last boxer passed away at 17 months old. We found out too late that he was from a horrible breeder. He started having seizures at 6 months. Emergency vet diagnosed as idiopathic seizures. His seizures were mild but scary enough to witness. His first seizure was in the middle of the night. He was seizing on the floor. We didn't know if he fell and hit his head or having the seizure and fell. Seizures can occur when you're in a relaxed mood, hence before sleep, or in the middle of sleep. I hope your new vet can figure out why your guy is having them. And it never hurts to get his heart checked to be safe. Boxers are prone to heart issues, even with the best of breeding.
 

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Our last boxer passed away at 17 months old. We found out too late that he was from a horrible breeder. He started having seizures at 6 months. Emergency vet diagnosed as idiopathic seizures. His seizures were mild but scary enough to witness. His first seizure was in the middle of the night. He was seizing on the floor. We didn't know if he fell and hit his head or having the seizure and fell. Seizures can occur when you're in a relaxed mood, hence before sleep, or in the middle of sleep. I hope your new vet can figure out why your guy is having them. And it never hurts to get his heart checked to be safe. Boxers are prone to heart issues, even with the best of breeding.
Thanks for the input and sorry for you loss. :(
 
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