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Old 04-01-2016, 07:29 PM
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3yro Lab possible seizure?

I just turned on the sprinkler and Sunny, my 37 month old yellow lab, started to play in the water.

I ran inside to do something and came back outside about 3 minutes later and noticed he was rigid and couldn't walk and basically falling face first when he tried to walk. My immediate assumption was a seizure.

This went on for about 2 minutes, while he progressively got better and was able to regain his balance. After about two minutes he was able to walk around again but his balance was way off as shown in the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaYFh29q5tk

After about 7 or 8 minutes he was completely back to normal again, although he seemed a little shaken up at first because he was real clingy. 10 minutes later you would have never knew anything happened to him.

I have an appointment Monday morning with my vet, but does anyone have any idea what may have caused this? Has anyone seen this before?
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You could well be right. my ex had an epileptic dog, very similar coming out of one.
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Before more or less determining that one of my dogs (not a lab) just has minimal heat tolerance, I had considered that he might have exercise induced collapse. The condition is most common in labs, so it may be worth mentioning to the vet. You can search for it on youtube for videos of affected dogs, and read more about it here: More EIC Information - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory - University of Minnesota . With him playing in water, and temps in most areas not too hot yet, I would think it's less likely that it was heat stroke, and lean more toward maybe a seizure or EIC. There is a genetic test for EIC, and it certainly wouldn't be a bad idea to have a general blood panel done to make sure everything else is good. Also, make sure they check his heart, and if the other tests come back normal, it wouldn't hurt to maybe have an echo done to rule out heart problems. Good luck, it's scary and frustrating to have something like this happen and not know why. I would definitely keep him quiet and calm until you can get him in to the vets, and err on the side of heading to the E-vet if you have any doubts or concerns over the weekend.
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No, that does NOT look like a seizure to me. My dog has grand mal seizures and they are nothing like that. Please let us know what your vet says - I'd be very surprised if it was a seizure. That looks like pure dizziness. Very sad to see - I hope his vet visit goes well.
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No, that does NOT look like a seizure to me. My dog has grand mal seizures and they are nothing like that. Please let us know what your vet says - I'd be very surprised if it was a seizure. That looks like pure dizziness. Very sad to see - I hope his vet visit goes well.

There are a bunch of different types of seizures, some like absent seizures present in weird ways I.e. Periods of non attention. Hopefully the vet has answers for you OP.
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No, that does NOT look like a seizure to me. My dog has grand mal seizures and they are nothing like that. Please let us know what your vet says - I'd be very surprised if it was a seizure. That looks like pure dizziness. Very sad to see - I hope his vet visit goes well.
The video shows the aftermath of what happened, the "seizure" or whatever it was isn't on video.
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The video shows the aftermath of what happened, the "seizure" or whatever it was isn't on video.

Yeah I know. But I've never seen a dog that "drunk" afterwards. Seizures really do differ in each dog don't they? Not to mention if that was a seizure, it was really quick. That's so heartbreaking - I cry every time my dog has a seizure. His are grand mal and they last about 3 minutes. So this type of seizure, if that's what it was, is totally different than what I've seen. I'd love to know what her vet said.
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Seizures come in varying degrees, it's always hard to watch. Matters not if it's occuring in human or animal. First time i experienced grand mal seizure in a dog, I got bit, it was bad. Tried to comfort the dog through the seizure, not his fault in any way.
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Seizures come in varying degrees, it's always hard to watch. Matters not if it's occuring in human or animal. First time i experienced grand mal seizure in a dog, I got bit, it was bad. Tried to comfort the dog through the seizure, not his fault in any way.

Wow I haven't been bitten so far - I did alot of research after my dog had his first one and everything said to keep my hands away from his mouth. You think your baby would never bite you, but they have no idea what they're doing. I'll never get used to it. Did your dog bite your hand?
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OP, hopefully the vet has answers for you.

That's exactly how my Aussie mix looks post seizure. Her seizures involve freezing, inability to move, and excessive drooling. As she comes out she has to use the bathroom immediately, so will do that stumble like on your video out to the yard. I've even had to help hold her up/still so she can use the restroom without falling over.

Thankfully my dog has seizures very rarely - once or twice a year, if that. But each one is still scary.
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