SEIZURES IN YOUNG PUPPIES
My puppy Daisy is half shitzu half poodle toy. She is about 2 1/2 months & she has been having very violent seizures.
I have taken her to 2 vets & basically they told me to either put her down & continue her medication & see if it makes any difference. After she has a seizure she has uncontrollable bowel movements & since this started occurring she has been acting like she does not even know me.
It is the hardest thing to deal with seeing this little puppy go through this especially since I am so attached to her now, she is apart of the family. And any help at all would be appreciated.
I'm so sorry to hear about the difficulties your pup is having, it must be terrible for you and I wish that I could help.
Unfortunately I'm not a veterinarian and I can only recommend that you pick a vet that you have faith and trust in and take his/her advice. Of course, this is a very tricky situation and there's probably no 'clear cut' answer as to what is best.
If your pup is on medication and you feel that her quality of life is such that you should wait a while to see if the treatment helps, then that may be best. But, if she is having such severe seizures that she is in pain/distress most of the time and isn't having the sort of life she should, then perhaps having her euthanized would be best. Only you (with your vets' help) can make that decision.
There are all sorts of reasons why a puppy or dog may have seizures, in a pup so young it could be a congenital (hereditary) defect/condition. Your vet should be able to run some tests to find out if there are underlying health issues. In the absence of physical problems it could be that your pup has epilepsy, which is more often seen in some breeds than others including miniature Poodles.
The best result medication can achieve is to reduce the seizures to around one per month, they rarely eliminate them altogether but it sounds as though your pup is having them much more frequently. There are different medications that can be used, so if the one she's currently on doesn't help, you could ask to try something different. That can sometimes help.
I wish there was more help I could give, but only a qualified veterinarian can advise you on this I'm afraid. I wish you the very best of luck and hope that this little one recovers.
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