Tuesday, August 14, 2012

1041. Seizures in a young Dachshund


On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM, ...> wrote:
I've visited Toa Payoh Vets today with my dog.
Dog Name: ....
Breed: Dachshund
Problem: Seizure

Attached is his historial blood test results.
Do let me know if there's any problem noted from the results.

Many thanks.

E-MAIL REPLY FROM DR SING DATED AUG 15, 2012. I had asked the owner to email to me her earlier recent blood test report which she said was normal according to Vet 1 she consulted.

I am Dr Sing Kong Yuen from Toa Payoh Vets. Thank you for the blood test report from your vet. Lipase enzymes were high in your attached first report done by the other vet.

One blood test may not be sufficient to come to any conclusion of the cause of seizures. A CSF check and other tests may be needed.

I advise a 2nd blood test with the same vet if you are OK with it.

The cause of seizures in dogs can be varied and hard to pin-point in many cases. One of the causes could be canine distemper viral infections during puppyhood and sometimes there is evidence of "hard pads" in the recovered dog. Did your dog receive all the 3 vaccinations at the appropriate timing? Fevers of unknown origin are another cause. There are unknown causes in the majority of dog seizures.
Dr Daniel will contact you regarding your dog's recurring seizures follow up.  

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