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Hi, My 13 year old Dachshund just began exhibiting spasms or seizures two weeks ago. They only last two or three seconds each, but has several a minute when it is bad. It looks like a dog's response when it thinks it is about to get hit in the face. It can occur any time, but occurs almost violently every time she steps into a sunny area. Light does seem to be the biggest trigger, but sound and cool wind can trigger it as well. She cannot go outdoors during the day as it is completely debilitating. When this first started two weeks ago, she was very disoriented, confused, and acted as if she was in a strange house with strangers. She was smelling every corner, pacing, not sleeping, wobbly, almost falling at times. Yesterday, her personality almost fully recovered and had high energy, but outside was still a disaster. Today she is again rather disoriented and does not want to be touched.
We took her to our vet a few days after this began, and they had a wait and see position. I made videos of the episodes and continued to bug the vet, and he suggested brain tumor or stroke or who knows. Said we could drive to a vet neurologist, but the dog is 13 so probably not worth it. I tried sending the video to a vet neurology center in Los Angels, but they will not even look at it to say whether it is worth the 400 mile RT drive. I have a video, but I can't seem to upload it here.
If anyone has heard of anything like this and knows what could be causing this, I would like the hear from you.
 

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Here is a link to the video: Seizures
I have gone to a second vet and they pretty much said the same thing. She is to old and has a heart condition so they do not recommend any testing which would require anesthesia. It is hard to see such a sudden onset of this disorder. Her life was about going outside to chase things, mostly shadows and bubbles. All that came to an abrupt end on June 6th. I hope someone has seen this kind of behavior and knows what it is.
 

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Don't know for sure where you live, but if the neurologist in Los Angeles, you mentioned, is in Tustin, We have been there and I can not say enough positive things about them. It is a very busy place, but certainly, in our case, was well worth the inconvenience of getting there. If you are interested in pursuing that message me, I can give you more details of who we saw etc.
 

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Don't know for sure where you live, but if the neurologist in Los Angeles, you mentioned, is in Tustin, We have been there and I can not say enough positive things about them. It is a very busy place, but certainly, in our case, was well worth the inconvenience of getting there. If you are interested in pursuing that message me, I can give you more details of who we saw etc.
I messaged you.
 
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