i wrote about one of my peks..but heres another question that i have another pek. mookie she's 7 years old she had a seizure yesterday that was bad she had one then a few minutes later she had another.. her legs start poping stiffing ..she even wet on herself ...what i do i hold her until it goes away..my vet is aware of this ..they just dont want to put her on medicine.. but i just dont understand .. can u give me something to go gone please!!
What's your vet's reasoning behind not wanting to put the dog on medication? If Mookie has seizures fairly often I know a few people who have their dogs on permanent medication and it's much prefered to the dangers of the seizure. The seizure she had was a bad one if she wet herself. There's a forum member who's got a dog with epilepsy and has had to go through similar situation, I'm sure they will post on this subject and you might get more help.
I can see a couple of reasons the vet might not have your dog on meds yet.
If the dog had only had one seizure or they had previously been very widely spaced (one every three or four months) the vet might not have felt medication was necessary at that point. Now, with more frequent seizing, the vet might have a differing opinion.
Or- if the medication is metabolized, for instance, in the liver, and the dog also has liver function abnormalities, the vet probably does not want to stress the liver, as the dog can live with seizures but not without a liver. Same thing on kidneys.
You need to ask your vet some questions, like why they don't feel your dog is a good candidate for seizure medications. Is there anything else that can be done? Things along those lines.
And if their answers sound fishy or raise any red flags, get a second opinion from another vet.
I have a dog with epilepsy. She lives a happy life with medications, though she does still sometimes have breakthrough seizures. I agree with the last poster, ask those questions at the vet. Maybe it could have to do with the liver? Also, how many times has this happened? He might want to wait to see if it was a one-time occurance before going to medication. Look for small twitching also, that is what the smaller seizures look like and you will often see them for a few hours before a big one. If he continues to have them, definitely get a second opinion because the seizures can harm the dog, or even kill him, if they continue. My dog is almost completely blind because of the ocular muscles swelling during seizures. Keep us updated, and best of luck!