Sunday, April 25, 2010

Scottish Terrier with Seizures

Q: I have a 6 month old female scottish terrier. She has had 2 seizure episodes. They have been 3 weeks apart. Excessive saliva and white foam has been seen after the seizures. She will have a day of about 3 to 4 seizures and after flushed with fulids via IV she is fine. The first incident she was tested for toxins and it came out positive for organophospates but we never used pesticides in the house and my other dog (9yr old lab mix) has never showed any signs of poisioning. The second time they tested her bile acid levels and they are elevated but not elevated enough to be a liver shunt. They also realized she was anemic as well (non regenerative). I feel as tho she has some liver malfunction. We have 2 vets looking at her file one says liver and or brain infection the other says epilepsy. I want to know what I can do to help her. It is breaking my heart.

A: So sorry your dog has been so sick. We understand how stressful and upsetting it is. Please try to see a neurologist for your dog. Also, getting an MRI might help as well. Not sure if you saw our recent post about topical flea killers and the EPA warning. We will post on the blog just in case you didn't see our newsletter. But, sometimes pets can have a bad reaction to those (not sure if you used anything like that). In the meantime, you might want to consider scheduling a telephone consultation to at least get your dog on the best homemade liver diet possible and use some basic supplements such as Vitamineral Green and our Probiotic (found on Sometimes seizures can also be triggered by food allerges and other digestive issues too so a telephone consultation would greatly help.