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    MMJ,
    you have my sympathy. I lost my 2nd dog to seizures. I thought he'd have to take anti convulsants like my brother did, and be fine.
    But alas no. As he had heart problems too.

    Hope all the family can enjoy what time you have together. So sad.
    peace.

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    Hugs to you, jack and your family. He will always have a special place in your heart whether he is right in front of you or running and play on heavens green slopes.

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    Hugs and wags to you MMJ. Not sure what else I can add except that you're both in our thoughts now.

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    Well Jack is still here, and has been loving life to the fullest extent his health will allow. I still take him to the park everyday, except i now take him to my "rainy weather" park i.e where i can sit in my car and throw the ball when he brings it back(which lately is only 3 - 4 times across the hour we're at the park, the rest of the time he spends either sniffing around or laying down and chewing on his ball).

    Well tonight was seizure no 2. It's got my mind baffled as to how it works, as i understand it, with heart and lung conditions, the seizures are almost certainly cause by lack of oxygen to the brain, but on both occasions his seizures have happened while in a completely relaxed state, where i would have thought running after the ball when he's exerting himself would be the time that his heart struggles to keep up sufficient oxygen. Anyway, he's come good now ..

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    seizures are caused by electrical impulses in the brain. Nowt to do with heart/lungs/resting/active etc.
    Its like there is a short circuit in the brains electrical supply.
    Can be caused by: some brain pathology like a trauma, genetics, stress, infection etc

    Here is a website for canine seizure disorders, it has great info on it, cause, treatment, first aid etc
    Canine Seizure Disorders - Seizures and Brain Diseases in Dogs

    My dog would go into something called status epilepticus, where he would not fully come out of seizure, and go straight into the next one. Each tonic/clonic seizure for humans, expends the same energy as playing a full game of footy. so 4 of those on the trot, and his heart gave out before i could get him to vet. And the seizures were caused by a tumor in his brain.

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    Sorry to hear he's still struggling with this every now and then. Man it would be sad to see him like that....

    Glad to hear he gets over them rather quickly. Give Jack a big belly rub for us mate.


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    Hi MMJ,

    I'm sad to hear that he is still suffering.. But i am glad to hear he still enjoys his ball.

    At least he hasn't had all these seizures close together.... and he gets a break from them.

    I wish Jack and you a loving future.
    No one loves you like your dog does.

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