Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for over 15 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Friday, February 26, 2016
KIKI AND SEIZURES
My Starlight has a seizure disorder. Hers began shortly after I got her as a foster almost 8 years ago.
The first seizure she had was significant and I rushed her to the vet. She was still seizing when I arrived. They ended up keeping her in ICU for 3 days to get her seizures under control. They would stop and then begin again until her medication leveled out. Most dogs do not have this major onset.
Kiki belongs to Jen, a rescue friend. Seizures can be seen as focal type (the dog begins to just stare), behavioral (begins chasing something, their tail or an imaginary object) or what most of us think of when they begin to shake. Whatever it is, the dog needs to be seen by a vet and a chart needs to be kept on when these occur. Starlight's and Kiki's beginning seizures were so bad that they had to immediately begin seizure medication. Starlight is on phenobarbital, some also need other meds like potassium bromide.