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Epilepsy seizures? Videos attached

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:56 am
by Beccab
Hi I'm looking for opinions from epilepsy dog owners. My vet wants to start my 1 yr old pug on phenobarbital but I'm just not convinced she has epilepsy. She will have these episodes around once a month or so where she becomes abnormally hyperactive running around like a maniac and when she stops, her head will be swaying back and forth and has loss of balance in her hind legs, also becomes more sleepy than usual. They can last anywhere from 10 mins but most are hours long. She is fully coherent and responsive when this happens. I'm just not seeing any other dog epilepsy seizure videos online that are similar to my pugs. Here is a link to a video, it's not the best example but take note when I try to make her stand up. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

This is a link to the other pug owners videos that is having the same issues with her pug, this video gives a better idea of the head swaying back and forth and loss of balance.