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Question by Abbie
Submitted on 3/2/2004
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I have a dachshund puppy.  She has had seven seizures in one week.  All of her blood work came back normal.  She had a spinal tap that was also normal.  Is it possible that she has a storage disease?  If so, what can I do?

Answer by cassandra
Submitted on 3/13/2004
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your puppy had seven seizuers in one week that is scary.  i think even if the tests come back normal she should be put on anticonvulsants. i think should should have a brain scan and an EEG. good luck with your puppy !


Answer by Suzanne
Submitted on 4/5/2004
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I hope your puppy is okay now. Regarding the seizures...
Your puppy may have been exposed to a toxin, possibly lead. Standard blood work does not include a blood lead level test. You may want to go back to your vet and ask that they draw blood and send it to a lab that has experience with lead level testing. If the tube that contains the blood is not filled correctly, it could effect the efficacy of the blood test. Good luck.


Answer by carol
Submitted on 9/30/2004
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I also have a dachshund with seizures. he is about 4 months old and we've all tests done too. we can't afford the spinal tap test or the MRI. i was just searching the web for some answers and saw your question. i was just wondering if you found out the problem. carol_buelow@hotmail.com


Answer by epimom
Submitted on 11/7/2004
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Abbie, did your dachshund puppy have her vaccinations shortly before she started having the seizures? If so, this could have been an adverse reaction to one or more of the vaccinations. In addition to talking to your vet about no more vaccinations (get titers instead), you might also want to check your puppy's thyroid by having a 6-panel thyroid test, since low thyroid can cause seizures, too. Best wishes!


Answer by Megan
Submitted on 3/30/2005
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I don't know what is wrong with your puppy(and it makes me sad to hear that) but yesterday(march 29th) i was supposed to get a yorkshire terrior and come to find out he had 5 seizures in one day and than in the hospital he had seizures all night long! the sad thing is he's only 8 weeks!


Answer by madi
Submitted on 4/13/2005
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My dachshund has seizures and we found that it was the coloring in her food! We changed her to a all natural food and she hasn't had a seizure since! Its called Ultra Max and it has small, medium and large chunks. Defiantly check into this food and see if this helps the diet could have to much coloring or preservitives! Good luck and I hope this helps!  


Answer by Mo
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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We had a dapple that had seizures, and was put on phenobarb twice daily.  He evidently had distemper as a puppy.  (He was a rescue pup.)  He lived well for about one year, then the seizures became uncontrollable.  Our vet informed us that he had "burned out his thermostat." and nothing could be done to save him.  Our little boy was put down with his family grieving beside him.  I would rescue him all over again, even knowing now what I didn't know then.


Submitted on 8/22/2006
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I have a question.  I have a 5 year old dachshund and she has had epilepsy for what we think is about a year.  Is it okay to breed her?  Is it safe?  Is it hereditary?


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