My 13 year old, Shih Tzu, female, (Beeni,) had a funny turn today. My other…

My 13 year old, Shih Tzu, female, (Beeni,) had a funny turn today. My other dog gave her a fright. I picked her up, she coughed, took a deep breath in, her head went limp, her front paws were rigid.Took her to vet – vet said epilepsy?

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Christina Chambreau
5 years ago

this is a chance for you to grow as well. There is no need for despair. Your dog is probably acting fine and could start getting sick in other ways if you are treating her a lot differently because of your fear. Learning the Reiki and using rescue remedy (and other Bach flowers) for yourself can be surprisingly beneficial.

Christina Chambreau
5 years ago

with one episode like this it is hard to diagnose epilepsy. syncope, or fainting, can happen in dogs. It was good to get her examined as a heart problem could cause that. As a holistic veterinarian, this is where you could use home care. Learn reiki, do it daily and if this happens again using Reiki will shorten the duration. Also, have Rescue Remedy on hand (most health food stores have it, especially since Bach Flowers were started in UK). It will shorten even many epileptic seizures, if that is what it is.  Most importantly, I strongly recommend finding an integrative… Read more »

Christina Chambreau
5 years ago

Most veterinarians do not prescribe phenobarb because of the side effects unless seizures are very severe (needing IV medication to stop) or very frequent (happening weekly or so), so I would suggest you do not start the phenobarb yet and get a second opinion from an integrative vet.