Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Shih Tzu Having Seizures

Category Health
Shih Tzu
This is a guide about shih tzu having seizures. Certain dog breeds are more prone to seizures. Consult with your vet to help manage your dog's health.
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
January 11, 2008

Why to Shih Tzu dogs have seizures?

aldayarbrough from Center, TX

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
January 12, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

There are several reasons for seizures. I'm a 20-year veteran of veterinary hospital work and do not know of a predisposition for this breed to have seizures. Ask your vet. He/she is the only one who can tell you why your particular dog is having seizures.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
January 15, 20080 found this helpful
Best Answer

I think seizures are common, especially in small breeds. I have two rescued LH mini dachshunds who both have seizures (and my dad and brother each had a dachshund with seizures.) Of the 4, only one of mine has them often enough to be on phenobarb.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
January 14, 20080 found this helpful

Why have you not taken this dog to a Vet for a proper diagnosis? Is the same one with ammonia IN him/her?

As Glenns Mom said, nobody in this forum can tell you why, but the dog is suffering.

Jennifer

Northern Virginia

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 15, 20080 found this helpful

If you did the other post too and have a puppy that is having seizures with high ammonia blood levels then a liver shunt is a very likely culprit. That means that blood isn't going through the liver to detoxify it and toxins build up causing seizures. It can be expensive to diagnose and treat (with surgery). You need to talk to your vet. There are diets that are low in protein and medicines that can help lessen the signs, but ultimately if the shunt is severe and you do not have surgery, your pup will die at an early age. Epilepsy doesn't usually start until a dog is around 2 years old.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
Read More Answers
Related Content
In This Guide
Dog
Dog Having Seizures
Categories
Pets Dogs HealthJune 25, 2017
Guides
Shih Tzu laying on belly with chin on the ground looking at the camera.
House Training a Shih Tzu
Cava Tzu
Cava Tzu Information and Photos
Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu Breed Information and Photos
closeup of puppy
Shih Tzu Mix Photos
More
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/07/27 03:49:28 in 2 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!