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Old 09-29-2016, 11:28 AM
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Hey there everyone!

So, I have my first dog. She is 7 months old, and a miniature Dachshund. Her name is Pennie!

So two weekends ago my father in law ended up giving her about 7 raisins. After learning about this, I naturally rushed her to the animal vet at 10PM.

$200 later, they were able to do a blood test and assess kidney function was fine. Also got her to throw up the raisins thankfully.

3 Days later I had her checked out once again, to make sure she didn't absorb anything and that her levels were fine. They checked out, and all is good!

So - she is in heat right now. About the third week in.. However, last night she threw up out of nowhere twice. They were hours apart, and she seemed very tired. This morning, my girlfriend noticed she had diarrhea.

Also - here is the scary situation.. two nights ago she was sleeping between my legs. I noticed her eyes were open, so I said her name a few times with no response. So I picked her up gently by the head and let go - with no response. Picked her up by her shoulders and gently let her down and no response. I didn't get a response until I picked up her head and started yelling her name in shock and she just looked at me and acted fine. Then she went back to bed, and played later that night like normal. I will note that she wasn't stiff, she was just.. soft and floppy. Her breathing was fine as far as I could tell - and didn't seem to have any intense shock.

She has been acting alright with barking out of the window, wanting to beg for food - being all around playful. But does seem a little out of it and tired as well.

This is the first time I've experienced anything like this, or had a dog during heat etc.

My vet said the sleep issue was something that concerned him, but the fact she is overall okay right now is good. That I can bring her in if I need, but he wasn't 100% saying she MUST.

So overall..
  • -Should I worry about her vomiting/poop cycle? She seems okay, just a little tired on the side. Is this normal for some dogs in heat?
  • -Has anyone experienced the sleep issue I had? Part of me is afraid that was a seizure. But she wasn't really jerking around or anything and seemed fine afterwards.
  • -Should I get another toxicity test for her kidneys? I assume that 3-4 days after the initial test was ample amount of time. However when they did the test, there was no bandaid or anything - and it sketched me out. Do all vets give the dog a wrap for bleeding? Or do some just let them go out without any coverage on the needle spot?

If anyone has any ideas, that would be great. I did check her gums too and they seem brightish pink, and normal compared to images I find online of "normal" dog gums. Her capillaries are working just fine in her gums from what I see as well.

Just a new concerned dog owner, I love her like a child. So please go easy on me!
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First, there are different types of seizures, not all result in responses like a grand mal seizure, with all the various body movements. Its possible she could have had an 'absence seizure', which would consist of a non responsive blank stare, basically the lights are on, but nobody is home. There can be many causes, you would need a Vet neurologist to do a series of tests to determine, if that's what happened, and possible causes. I think checking with a Vet would be a good idea, let him or her decide what the next step should be.
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