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My dog Jaeyo suffers from idopathic seizures and he has had some territorialism but it always seemed to be linked to his seizures because as a young puppy he wasn't aggressive, hyper yes, but always friendly.

As his seizures persisted so did his snappiness to visitors he wasn't familiar with and sensitivity to other dogs pawing him or even just bumping into him.

My vet has recently told me that his seizures can be related to his aggression as he has a pattern of being aggressive a day or two prior to a seizure or he will be more sensitive for a few days after he has had a seizure.

As well, he has become much better at handling visitors at the house and didn't have a seizure for a month or two. then one day he snapped at a visitor we had which was unusual after so much time, then that afternoon he had a seizure.

Just wondering if anybody knows about this or has had some experience with it.
 

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Jaeyo's turning two in september.

I must admit, we do feed him table scraps but have cut down tremendously as I want him to eat his food more often.

he's on phenobarbital and potassium bromide right now. His seizures have declined in their frequency but he still has them every now and again. so i don't know if the decrease in eating scraps has helped or the two medications :eek:

He's still freaked out about visitors coming over and depending on if he likes them right away or not, determines if he'll follow them around and make sure "they're staying in line" or if he does not mind they're there and will leave them alone. But it's better progress than before when he would constantly harass them or just snap right away.

also i find the person's fear level determines how mean jaeyo will be. the calmer/unafraid the visitor the more he does not mind their presence and will leave them alone.

i recently took him to the dog park and he didn't get angry at anyone so that's good.

i'd love to take him to some socialization classes or even get a behaviouralist but currently my vet has advised me not to take on any of those since he suspects that it would be too much stress on jaeyo as he is struggling with his seizures still. but i feel like he's still at such a young and impressionable stage that it would be easier to do that now...i may look into socialization classes and stall on the behaviouralist as it is a lot of stress whereas socialization is more 'fun'.

so if anybody knows of any classes that are strictly for socialization located in the mississauga area please let me know. he is two years old in september so not a puppy anymore but not very mature either.
 

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Hi Kimmy,

What I've learned about seizures is they typically occur during the adolescent years (2-5 years old), there are severity levels of seizures - partial which means the seizure is isolated to a specific area of the body/the dog remains aware during the seizure and grand mal where the dog is unconscious and unaware while the entire body seizes. there is another level of severity which would be the middle but i don't remember what it's called.

nevertheless, a seizure every two weeks is a cause for concern. my dog Jaeyo has partial seizures where his whole body seizes but he is fully aware and responsive. however he remains on the same medications previously given. my vet has always told me that if jaeyo has two seizures within two weeks of each other to let him know because that is worrisome.

also be aware that certain toxins can induce seizures so you may want to see if Wowwie is getting to any food or garbage.

so my best advise is GO SEE YOUR VET. Wowwie is at an odd age to begin having epilepsy...besides it's better to be safe and see your vet :)

hope that helps & good luck! i know how hard it is to see your dog lose control of himself during a seizure.
 
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