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I had read an earlier comment on Pit Bulls and seizures. I just want to express myself because I have some guilt concerning my Pit that died Monday morning from a seizure. Until about 6 mths ago she was a healthy happy little girl, I had found worms in her stool and decided to go to PETCO and buy some dewormer. I gave her some according to the instructions and waited two days. I saw more worm larva so I administered the second dose. She became very sick with this dose and ended up having a seizure. She had another after that and I took her to the vet. She was given a once over by the vet and was told to keep and eye on her and if she had another to come back in. She didn't have another until Monday morning. She had one that created some heavy breathing eyes dilated and drooling. She laid down for a minute and I went back to bed. Our son thinking that she wanted out to get a drink let her out and she disappeared. She was very disoriented and wandered to the neighbors home. It should have never gone that far I should have rushed her to the emergency room for pets. After a couple of hours our son came into the room and let us know that he couldn't find Emma. We called for her but she never came home. We drove around and found her in the neighbors drive way. Unable to walk and all of her legs stiffened we placed her in the car and drove home. I contacted the on call person to let her know we were coming in and when I went back out she had had another attack and was sprawled on the floor. I pulled her over onto her side, she felt warm and was letting out some gas. We loaded her in the car and during the 15 min drive she expired. The emergency vet said that she thought that she may have twisted her stomach causing the problems. I am not completely convinced of that. My problem is that if I had reacted sooner maybe she would still be with us. This is our second Pit Bull to die of the same thing. The first a big red nose male, he died at the vets being treated for the same thing. I think there is a gene in this breed that causes these seizures. Both of them were like family and the best dog I have ever owned. I feel terrible that I was unable to help my dog.