Friday, February 26, 2016


 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.  
Seizures are not uncommon in Pekingese.  Seizures are in the top 20 of medical disorders they can have  (eyes, back, bladder being some others).    They are usually easily controlled by medication and the dog can live a happy life.    Here is a link to read more on this.  
Click here: Dog Seizure Disorders: Types, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments


lady jicky said...

Thank goodness for medication !

Lost Earring said...

This information is useful and detailed so that anyone with a Peke knows what should be done immediately and also it is comforting to know that seizures can be controlled so that the Peke can enjoy a decent life after being rescued and adopted.

Thanks for writing on this subject.