Dog Stroke and Seizures
by Laura C.
(Rocksprings, TX USA)
My dog started having seizures 3 months ago at 4 week intervals. I had switched his flea meds from Frontline to a new generic called Pet Armor that was still a Fipronil based med but cheaper and available at Wal-Mart.
Three days after his first application of Pet Armor, he had his first seizure. Four weeks later, another seizure followed of less severity. Again, the seizure happened 3 days after a Pet Armor application.
I stopped using the Pet Armor and haven't used anything on him since. I also stopped with his monthly dose of Heartguard about 6 months ago because he's an indoor dog only and I've been dirt broke.
Unfortunately, I think he may have had a stroke Friday night or Saturday morning, Nov. 11 or 12th, a few days ago. When we woke up Saturday morning he was stumbling around having poor motor skills.
He is still having trouble using his back legs and gets around slowly and carefully. He has to urinate and walk at the same time now when I let him outside as he's unable to lift his back leg and balance.
His feces are very small and hard like pellets and don't come at regular times so he drops a few small pellets as he walks around the house.
Tonight I decided to add water to soften his dry food. I don't want him to become completely constipated. I fear his bowel functions have been effected with his newly weakened legs during his possible stroke.
I am preparing to take him to Dr. Kincaid of Anthony/El Paso Tx when I have some more money saved up. My holistic doctor says he's the best with the holistic treatment of animals.
My dog is a 3 yr old mini dachshund and has always been in perfect health. I've had him since he was 9 weeks old. He was born slightly blind but gets around very well. Most people don't notice that he can't see well. He now weighs 10 lbs.
My question is, is there anything I can do at home to ease his suffering? Would Bach Rescue Remedy
be of any help to him?
I've applied some Stress Away Oil, by Young Living, to my hands and rubbed his coat with it. The Aromatherapy has helped him and soothed him a lot.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Sincerely, Desperate in Texas
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