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Old 04-11-2017, 10:30 PM
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I think my dog had a seizure? Not sure?

Not sure how to start. I'm pretty scared right now, and the vet is closed (it's very late where I live).
I have a Shetland Sheepdog/Australian Cattle Dog mix named Blessing. He is around 7 years old and he is missing his left hind leg.
He gets around really well and is relatively active. We go on walks and hikes and he LOVES running

This evening, I was doing the dishes when I noticed that his remaining hind leg suddenly seemed to give out. He laid down and couldn't get up because of his leg. I stopped what I was doing and got down with him. He started shaking (not violently. He was not thrashing or anything). He was just shaking pretty hard. He stopped after about a minute and laid there for another minute. Then, he got up and acted just fine. He is eating and drinking normally, and acting like his usual happy self. But I'm still worried.
He does not have a history of seizures as far as I know. Could this have something to do with him only having three legs?
Do you all have any tips/insight/suggestions? Any help would be much appreciated. I love my boy so much and it scares me to see something wrong with him
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:36 PM
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I'm sorry you haven't gotten other replies, because I am very much a dog novice, though I know a lot about human health (ex-nurse).

But, I went through this with a small terrier many years ago, & it is so worrisome. He all of sudden lost the use of his hind legs for about a minute (seemed like an hour), then was "fine", seemingly. It happened only about 3x, a few weeks in between.

Basically, I am just sharing sympathy, but I do not think it has anything to do with missing one leg.

I imagine you've gone to the vet by now. How is he?
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Old 06-03-2017, 10:48 AM
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Let us know what your Vet says.
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Take him to the vet when he's open and get him checked out, tell him about the seizure like activity.

My boy was 15 - 16 years old when he had something very similar happen, he was laying down beside me and started to shake like you described. I called his name and he stopped, looked at me, and seemed perfectly fine. For the next couple of months he was great, no shaking at all and he acted perfectly fine, healthy as could be. Then he was again laying down and started shaking, again I called his name and he looked at me then seemed perfectly fine. He had a vet appointment scheduled for the next month and I was going to mention what had happened when I brought him in. Sadly before I could do so he had a bad stroke. What I think is that the "seizures" in the preceding months were mini strokes and maybe, just maybe, the big one could have been prevented had I taken him in when the first one occurred.
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Hi. Was the shaking all over the body or just the affected leg? Did your dog appear alert and responsive to you? Seizures usually control the dog and the dog cannot control the seizure. If you asked your dog to get up, would it? If not, it could have been a mild seizure. The fact that it resolved on its own in just a minute is typical of a seizure. Try not to worry and if it happens again, take your dog to the vet. Good luck
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