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Hello all...I found this site by going to google and typing in Seizures in Pit Bulls..
I was and still am on the look out for some information...
I have a brindle pit he will be turning 2 in April. Well in the last month or so we have been having seizures, foams at the mouth, loses control of his bladder and bowels, has that lost look afterwards....
So I am a very concerned pet owner so I found this forum..
I am hoping others may be able to shed some light and experiences that I may take advantage of and hopefully be able to come to terms with my pets health problems..

Thank you..
Jessica
Echo is my pits name
 

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Hi Jessica, sorry you are experiencing this. I haven't had any experience with seizures in dogs so I cannot offer any advice but since you likely won't get many responses until morning I did want to let you know that there are members who've been through this and can offer you advice based on their experiences and I am sure they will chime in with their thoughts. Tye (apbtmom76) had a dog that experienced seizures so hopefully she'll be on in the next day or so to offer some words of advice.

Welcome to the forum. Would love to see pictures of your boy when you get a chance.
 

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Seizures are scary! I'm sorry you are dealing with this. They aren't (in my experience) very common in the breed, but they do seem to occur a lot more frequently then I thought once I began working with more breeds. Rather shocking, really, the number of dogs who have them.
What has your vet suggested you do? Usually Phenobarbital (sometimes coupled with Potassium Bromide) will control them, but it's sometimes a trial and error adventure to get the dosage just right. Good luck. With proper medication, most times the outlook is good for your pup to lead a good, siezure free life. (depending on the causes)
 

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That's a horrible thing to go threw! I've personally never dealt with them but im sure someone will be on here soon to help. Welcome to GP :D
 

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My female had them since she was around 6 yrs old until she passed.(Not from the seizures) The Vet had me keep tract of them to see if she had enough to be on meds, It ended up she had them so far apart ( Every 10 months to 1 1/2 Yrs they recamended I didnt give her the Meds. They were short,and she never loss control of her Bowels ect...but she would be Exhausted after words until the next day. She Once had one that Lasted about a min @ 10 yrs Old, It Scared me and Left her a bit Loopy for a few days...It affected her eyes also (the Lids hung down) and the vet thought she might have had a Little Stroke also.. It took 6 Months for here eye lids to Snap Back...From that Point on she lived until 13 yrs old without anymore. I had her put down due to Liver Cancer, not anything affected by the Spells she had. All i can say is that a Vet is going to need to determin the Severity of these and the Frequancy in order to tell you about your Choices. Until then we are all just sharing our experiance. Your Dog needs its own Individual Diagnoses and Blood test (Mine showed Nothing in and Tests/Check up. I havent heard much in the last few yrs, But i new Severa Am Staff/Bully Type Dogs in the 90's that all had seizures and they werent littler mates, all lived a happy health Full Life !!
 

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Welcome Jessica. My dogs name is Ecko too, just spelled dif.
I'm sorry to hear your dog is going through this. Epilepsy is not uncommon in dogs. Go to your regular vet and aske for a referral. I'm sure he can get you in touch with a specialist. When I worked at Barkingham Palace (boarding kennel) almost a decade ago, there was poodle who had seizures. She was on Phenobarbitol and only had one seizure the entire year I worked there. (she was a regular, staid there at least 3 nights a week) I'm sure a proper vet can help you get your Echo straightened out.
 

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so sorry I have limited experience with seizures in dogs, only had one who had them and it was a side effect of something else .has your vet suggested anything ? if this hasnt been brought up to a vet that would be the place to start as there can be many causes like epilepsy. Glad you found the forum hope you get some answers your searching for.
 

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Hello all...I found this site by going to google and typing in Seizures in Pit Bulls..
I was and still am on the look out for some information...
I have a brindle pit he will be turning 2 in April. Well in the last month or so we have been having seizures, foams at the mouth, loses control of his bladder and bowels, has that lost look afterwards....
So I am a very concerned pet owner so I found this forum..
I am hoping others may be able to shed some light and experiences that I may take advantage of and hopefully be able to come to terms with my pets health problems..

Thank you..
Jessica
Echo is my pits name
Hi Jessica, I can understand your concern and worry, it is never easy to see our fur babies like that, as Carriana said I have a bit of expierence with this, and the whole forum went thru it with me, cause this is where I vented. And if Echo has had more than one a week or 3 a month he needs to be taken to the vet, they can be controlled or at least dealt with to where the intervals between seizures is not so close togheter. Please check out this site, it has TONS of great info Canine Epilepsy Resource Center & Home of the Epil-K9 List. Some wonderful people there. Make sure to keep record of everything that happens, when the seizure starts, ends and how long they are in duration as well as NOT trying to hold him or anything, you could do more harm than good, try to remain calm, this was the hardest thing for me, but I learned to handle it better over the years. Also try to put your Echo on a grain free kibble or raw diet, I am a firm believer that grain free helped Penny for as long as it did. If you have any more questions do not hesitate to ask. Hugs to you and Echo, I know how difficult this is.

Seizures are scary! I'm sorry you are dealing with this. They aren't (in my experience) very common in the breed, but they do seem to occur a lot more frequently then I thought once I began working with more breeds. Rather shocking, really, the number of dogs who have them.
What has your vet suggested you do? Usually Phenobarbital (sometimes coupled with Potassium Bromide) will control them, but it's sometimes a trial and error adventure to get the dosage just right. Good luck. With proper medication, most times the outlook is good for your pup to lead a good, siezure free life. (depending on the causes)
Actually, epilepsy is more common in this breed than people think.
 
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