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Old 04-22-2012, 11:53 PM
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Hi everyone, im a newbie in the forums and I am very concerned about my dog! I have a 5 year old Havanese/Shih-Tzu and hes a great dog!!! Every few months or so he has some kind of "episode" where he appears to be very scared, his heart is racing and he cant get close enough to you and he is shakingnand panting! This is very unusual for him and im really worried! The last one was Friday night and they usually last for about an hour, but the one he had Friday night lasted for 3 hours!! What could it be and what should I do?! Thanks in advance!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:04 AM
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Have you noticed any correlation with this behaviour and environmental factors? For example, storms, fireworks, etc.?
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:45 AM
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Have you noticed any correlation with this behaviour and environmental factors? For example, storms, fireworks, etc.?
No, none! Thats what worries me!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:23 PM
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I would get him into the vet to get tests done, he may have an underlying medical issue.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:41 PM
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We took him in and the vet said it may be seizures but he doesnt want to give him medication until they were happening more often... I dont know what to do.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:42 PM
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Does he have any fear issues?
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:36 PM
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None!
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:26 PM
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Weird, you should have some tests done to see if he has epilepsy.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:29 PM
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Ok. Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 06:42 AM
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Weird, you should have some tests done to see if he has epilepsy.
Unless something has changed, they can't test for epilepsy. They can, however, test to rule out other things.
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