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Cwellman 09-06-2015 01:59 PM

Just got a terrible call
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Just got a call from my wife that my 5 year old yellow lab made a god awful sound and collapsed. She got over to him and he was unresponsive. She had to drag him across the house to get him to the garage and had to muscle him up into the jeep. She said he was awake by the time she got him to the vet and now it's a waiting game to see what the out come is.

His little buddy new something wasn't right and forced himself into the car.

stringle 09-06-2015 02:14 PM

Oh jeez, hoping for the best.

Lprizman 09-06-2015 02:26 PM

Positive prayers sent!

mab108 09-06-2015 02:35 PM

So sorry to hear. Hope it turns out well!

sjef 09-06-2015 02:38 PM

Good luck, his buddy knows what's going on.

Cwellman 09-06-2015 03:23 PM

Well he is now back to acting normal and the vet doesn't have a clue. She is thinking he had a seizure. They are doing blood work and want my wife to keep an eye on him and see if it happens again. I guess we will see if they find anything.

N2theblue 09-06-2015 04:35 PM

Labs have a predilection toward epilepsy. Can be controlled with medication.

Cwellman 09-06-2015 05:14 PM

Originally Posted by N2theblue (Post 8225437)
Labs have a predilection toward epilepsy. Can be controlled with medication.

We are going to keep an eye on him.

zigzag 09-06-2015 05:25 PM

scary stuff there, good luck

PXMAN 09-06-2015 05:34 PM

Good luck with your lab. We had a jack Russell that developed epilepsy, there are medicines that should be able to control it.

nicecast 09-06-2015 05:52 PM

Mine has seizures occasionally. Keep Benadryl handy - vet recommended it. Not uncommon with Labs.

Cracker 09-06-2015 06:36 PM

Sounds like a of luck for your dog...pretty animal..

captainmarknc 09-06-2015 06:47 PM

My dog has seizures - he does not pass out but shakes and can't walk for about 20 minutes. Pupils are dilated and lots of drueling and shaking going on.

That is a very scary thing to happen to you and I hope they figure out what it was.

Harriss Sea 09-06-2015 07:35 PM

Good luck with your buddy. I hope all is well. A seizure is my first thought. We have a lab mix who has had them periodically for years and is now 13.5 years old. Treatments are available depending on the root cause.

The Revenge 09-06-2015 08:00 PM

Fingers crossed

cave man 09-07-2015 03:31 AM

My Weimaraner had similar symptoms to your lab. Ended up being hypoglycemia. Good luck with your lab.

SeaPro48 09-07-2015 05:06 AM

My female has them. Several of her female offspring have them (siezures didn't start until a year or so after pups were born). They can be controlled. Scary the first time you see it. She is on barbiturates. Started out on high dosage to stop seizures. Gained 10 pounds in less than a month from all the sleeping. Halved the dosage and it really helped her activity level, and she has had 1 very mild seizure in several months. All about quality of life, theirs and yours. There are some insanely expensive treatments out there. Vets have boats too apparently. She's great now...just chunky. More tennis ball time is a good thing.
Your big guy is gonna be fine...just may take a while to find tune the meds, if you go that route.

Cwellman 09-07-2015 05:11 AM

Thanks for all that input and concerns. I hope it's something we can easily control or prevent. Worst part about the whole thing is I am out at sea for work and won't be home till November. Plus the fact that my wife is 6 months pregnant with our first child. This extra stress of what's wrong with him is probly not helping her out.

Mr BJONES 09-07-2015 09:50 AM

Good luck with your friend

striper97 09-07-2015 10:19 AM

best of luck, keep us informed. I have a 2 year old black lab but I had a Golden that had 2 seizures that I witnessed. Cute pic of the two of them!

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