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Question by Lovemy2labs
Submitted on 6/5/2004
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WE have 2 labs a yellow and a chocolate.  We have never experienced any medical problems with our yellow so when our chocolate had his first seizure we were greatly concerned.  I was wondering if seizures are prone to certain colors or if there is any specific reason that would cause an episode.  He has only had 2 and both have seem to be caused by over excitement, but of course we aren't 100% sure that is the reason.  Our vet said as long as they don't happen every day he should be fine.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance
Concerned Mom of Woody and Buzz

Answer by KELLY
Submitted on 1/17/2005
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I would appreciate it very much if you find out any info on seizures in your choc lab , you share it with me.  I also have a choc lab, who has started having seizures.  They are not real often, but are happening about once every month or two.  



Answer by Ben's Mom
Submitted on 9/28/2005
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My husband and I had a chocolate lab who passed away at 9 years of age.   He developed seizures at about 7 1/2 and was put on medication for them (Phenobarb - same as humans would be prescribed).  This med worked quite well and we never witnessed a seizure after.  He continued on the med (two tabs per day) until he passed away.  His seizures had nothing to do with his passing - he developed severe pancreatitis.  Make sure your dog stays away from other garbage.   Enjoy your dogs.


Answer by lablover
Submitted on 11/24/2005
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I also have a yellow and a choc. lab recently our yellow lab had a seizure.  After he had come inside from playing he laid down and shortly after started shaking and could not walk.  Per our vet he said it is common for seizures to start between 3-6 yrs old and as long as the seziures don't happen everyday he does not recommend meds to control them.


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