roscoe

by wanda
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We happily got him from an ad in the paper for a rescue. The person we got him from said the people who had him before couldn't keep him because they had another sick dog and he didn't have time to take care of him. He has brought much joy to our lives.

We have only had a problem with him when he had to violent siezures that lasted for 5 minutes each 2 days ago and hasn't had any since. We were told he was healthy. Don't know what caused this if any one can tell us greatly appreciate it. Thanks

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Oct 23, 2014
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seizure
by: Tamlyn

My 2 and a half year old basset had a seizure at 4am this morning :( I woke up to find her on the floor rolling on her back ... she had also wet the bed. It was terrible to witness but after half an hour she was fine again but slept the entire morning. So we are going to chat to the vet after work to hear what he suggests ... my poor little Ginger Mary!

Jul 06, 2012
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Harry & Canine Epilepsy
by: Anonymous

Hi! I have two Basset Hounds, male and female. My boy, Harry, started to have seizures as 'n young adult hound which later developed into full blown Canine Epilepsy.Harry has been on chronic medication (Sedabarb) for four years now, taking it on a daily basis. Apparently it is a genetic Basset thing which was not picked up in his forefathers and was carried over by generations. It is a very unsettling experience when he fits and all I can do is to keep him calm. But my vet told me as long he is not passing out, we still have many years together. He is now 8 years old and living a very good quality of life. So stay positive, put Roscoe on medication and just manage his environment. And you will have many more years.

Jul 20, 2011
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Oh no!
by: Doggy071111

Oh thats aounds awful. I'm sorry to hear that. I had one basset hound about five years ago and she never experienced seizures in her twelve year life.

Jul 11, 2011
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Seizures
by: Angie from South Africa

I know exactly how you feel, its very distressing to see any person/animal you love have a seizure. My Daxie is almost 3yrs old, and about a month ago I saw her have 2 seizures for the first time (we've had her since she was 8 weeks old). I had her checked out and she is just fine and hasnt had any seizures since. I was told by my vet and a few knowledgable friends that it is due to an over stimulation in the brain. They are not in any pain when they seize and also dont have any recollection of the seizure. Best thing is just to watch the poor baby and make sure that they can walk properly after it happens and that their eyes can focus. Just like when a person has a seizure, keep yourself calm and keep any object away from them so that they dont get hurt. Keep other dogs away at the time of the seizure in case they bite. Get yourself a notebook and note the date and time that they had the seizure and for how long it was. The Vet would need this info. Also make note of what happened before the seizure. Good luck, hope that its not going to be too regular and that your baby will be just fine :-)

Jul 08, 2011
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A link with some info...
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

Here's a link to an article that lists some of the causes of seizures:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2105&aid=433

Jul 08, 2011
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Congrats on adopting a Basset Hound...
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

Sorry to hear that he is having seizures. Did a vet at the rescue check him out before he was adopted out? I would call the rescue and find out if you don't already know. If he was not checked out, I would take him to a vet for a checkup and discuss the seizures with him.

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