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Hi I'm Jenny I'm new here but I'm desperate. My dog Kovu had 4 seizures night before last and we had to rush him to the ER where they started him on fluids and keppra a seizure medication. But let me back up a bit, for the past month he has been acting different it started with what we thought was a tummy bug about a month ago he was throwing up all night and pacing back and fourth crying it lasted just the night but then 2 weeks later he did it again. We took him off all dog food and started cooking for him chicken rice and pumpkin which seemed to help but one day my husband have him a small amount of dog food and he got sick again as if his body can't take it anymore. The vet didn't seem too worried since the sickness had stopped but then last week I came home to diarrhea all over the floor but he seemed fine. 3 days ago he threw up nothing but yellow bile but went along his day as if he was okay. The morning before the seizures I woke up to him crying as if something was hurting him for a couple hours then it stopped. Then was the night of the seizures. He's had seizures in the past but it's been years and never anything like this. We were giving him cbd oil that seemed to stop them all up until now. Today he's back to his hyper self but he has really bad diarrhea and keeps crying as if something else is wrong. I need answers, I don't know if I believe this is just epilepsy, I think there's something else wrong and I don't know where to start. He hasn't been himself in a month and I feel it in my gut that there's something going on. Any suggestions?
 

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Go to a teaching university/veterinary school.

One of my dogs has severe epilepsy and she sees neurologists at a vet school.

Epilepsy is very unpredictable, some dogs get occasional seizures, some dogs can be controlled with one medication, some need multiple medications, some are refractory (like my dog)/resistant to treatment.

My dog's first and second seizures span 1.5 years, but then they became more frequent.
 

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Yes, seek a second opinion, or ask your vet for a referral to a specialist. I'm afraid that's the only way you'll get to the bottom of this.

Also, you didn't mention if your vet initially ran blood tests or took stool samples for testing. If that hasn't been done, have your vet do it. A thyroid panel may also be beneficial, if only to rule that out.
 

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My Shih Tzu x Maltese male started having seizures when he was about two years old. He had them fairly often but not regularly enough that the Vet wanted to put him on anything. This went on for several years and then as suddenly as they started, they just stopped and he is now 14 years old, still going strong, no health issues, still has his eyesight and hearing. My other old boy is 16 but is totally deaf and cannot see very well but still eats, drinks and jumps up on a stool and onto the bed at night for his treat along with the others.
 
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